As Australia's peak national non-government cancer control* organisation, Cancer Council Australia advises the Australian Government and other bodies on practices and policies to help prevent, detect and treat cancer. We also advocate for the rights of cancer patients for best treatment and supportive care.
Minimise the threat of cancer to Australians, through successful prevention, best treatment and support.
Lead a cohesive approach to reduce the impact of cancer.
Cancer Council Australia works with its members the eight state and territory cancer organisations to:
undertake and fund cancer research
prevent and control cancer
provide information and support for people affected by cancer.
Cancer Council Australia was formerly called the Australian Cancer Society.
Read Cancer Council Australia's Constitution.
*Cancer control refers to actions to reduce the impact of cancer on people including: reducing cancer risk and incidence; improving early detection and treatment; and improving care and support for people affected by cancer.