Cancer Australia was established by the Australian Government in 2006 to benefit all Australians affected by cancer, and their families and carers. Cancer Australia aims to reduce the impact of cancer, address disparities and improve outcomes for people affected by cancer by leading and coordinating national, evidence-based interventions across the continuum of care.
Cancer Australia works collaboratively and liaises with a wide range of groups, including those affected by cancer, key stakeholders and service providers with an interest in cancer control. The agency also focuses on populations who experience poorer health outcomes, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people living in rural and remote Australia.
As the lead national cancer control agency, Cancer Australia also makes recommendations to the Australian Government about cancer policy and priorities.
Cancer Australia’s vision
The vision of Cancer Australia is to reduce the impact of cancer and improve the wellbeing of people affected by cancer.
Cancer Australia’s mission
Cancer Australia’s mission is to strengthen and provide advice on the Australian Government’s strategic focus on cancer control and care.
Cancer Australia’s functions are logically grouped to support our leadership role and maximise the delivery of our varied and comprehensive programs and activities.
The organisation’s functions are as follows:
Knowledge Management: includes research, the Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme, clinical trials support, data and monitoring and evidence review
Service Development and Clinical Practice: includes CanNET, health professional education, evidence-based guidance materials, models of care and consumer programs
Cancer Care: includes breast, gynaecological cancers; and Indigenous and rural
Health Promotion and Communication: includes health promotion, website, e-communications, corporate communications, media, production coordination
Corporate Affairs: includes human resources, contracts, partnerships, IT, clearinghouse
Policy, Strategy and Public Reporting
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