Cancer Council Australia

Annual Review 2015-2016

Advancing research

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Advancing research 2015


Cancer Councils fund and lead research related to all cancer types and issues, across the spectrum of cancer prevention, detection, treatment, supportive care and survivorship.

Cancer Councils are the major non-government funders of cancer research and related activities in Australia. In 2016, research grants through Cancer Councils totaled more than $65 million. Cancer Councils directly funded $43 million, with a further $22 million contributed by our research funding partners.

Cancer Council also commits funds nationally to address inequalities in cancer care and outcomes through our partnership in Cancer Australia’s Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme.

In October 2015, ground-breaking research funded by Cancer Council Australia also resulted in the publication of the first comprehensive analysis of the proportion of cancer cases in Australia that could be prevented.

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