Cancer Council Australia

Annual Review 2015-2016

 
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1 in 3 cancers preventable

Ground-breaking research commissioned and funded by Cancer Council shows around 37,000 Australian cancer cases each year could be prevented largely through lifestyle changes.

 

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$65 million for cancer research

In 2016, research grants through Cancer Councils totalled more than $65 million. Cancer Councils directly funded $43 million, with a further $22 million contributed by our research funding partners.

 

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First guidelines for PSA testing

With the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, we produced Australia’s first evidence-based recommendations for using the prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test to assess prostate cancer risk.

 

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Welcome to Cancer Council Australia’s Annual Review, reporting on our progress and performance for the financial year 2015-16.

As Australia’s leading independent cancer organisation, work undertaken this year covered all aspects of cancer control – including funding research, promoting the prevention and early detection of cancer, policy and advocacy, helping to support those impacted by cancer and providing information to health practitioners.

In 2015–16 our key achievements included:

  • Funding new research showing that 1 in 3 cancers are preventable and urging Australians to reduce their cancer risk
  • Producing, with funding from the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, the country’s first evidence-based recommendations for using the prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test to assess prostate cancer risk
  • Bringing together experts to produce new recommendations on balancing Vitamin D requirements with sun protection

Cancer Councils and our research partners provided $65 million to cancer research across the country and in 2015 our 13 11 20 support and information team responded to more than 58,000 calls from Australians.

On behalf of our members, the state and territory Cancer Councils, Cancer Council Australia collected more than $16.2 million through donations, bequests, corporate partnerships and royalties from sales of our sun protection products.

Cancer Councils’ major national fundraising events - Daffodil Day, Pink and Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, raised more than $26.6 million in 2015-16.

A summary of our financial performance is published in the Financial report section, along a more detailed financial report that can be downloaded in PDF format.1


1As a federated organisation, Cancer Council Australia represents the national interests of our eight member bodies, the state and territory Cancer Councils. Due to this structure of earning income on our members’ behalf, our published financial reports only refer to the $10.9 million we use for our own activities as Cancer Council Australia income. They do not include the $9.6 million income we generated from events, donations, corporate partnerships, bequests and licensed products; this income is accounted for in our member Cancer Councils’ financial reports.


This page was last updated on: Wednesday, October 19, 2016