Our cancer research goal is to discover new prevention, detection, support, and treatment opportunities to improve cancer outcomes and save lives.
Cancer Council is a leading contributor to cancer research in Australia.
Victoria’s largest not for profit funder of cancer research
More than $20 million invested in world-class research each year
Each year we fund more than 90 researchers
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The more research we can do to understand how cancer develops, progresses and generates resistance to normal treatments, the more chance we have of finding a cure.
- Dr Chris Burns
Our teams are contributing to world leading cancer research.
Through the generous donations to cancer research, Cancer Council is able to invest money in world-leading cancer research through cancer research grants, data, behavioural, lifestyle and genetic research.
Scientific work funded in universities, hospitals and research institutes.
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A world leader in data collection on cancer in Victoria.
Testing policies and campaigns that can reduce population cancer risk.
Undertaking research to understand factors that can contribute to the development of cancer.
Find out how we use the law to prevent cancer and to protect people affected by it.
Scientific work we fund in universities, hospitals and research institutes.
Helping people to access clinical trials throughout Victoria
In a groundbreaking new study, Cancer Council Victoria--funded researchers are exploring whether a cardiac drug called a beta-blocker can be re-purposed to improve the effects of radiotherapy for cancer treatment.
Thanks to your support, Cancer Council Victoria’s Grants-in-Aid program funds high quality research into the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
A decade after launching as the only centre of its kind in the world, the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer continues to have global impact shaping laws that prevent cancer and protect people affected by it.
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What is cancer?
Where cancer starts, how it spreads, common risk factors and symptoms.
Types of cancer
Explore our A-Z list of cancer types, with information on diagnosis and treatment.
Learn about cancer treatments and find your local treatment centre.
Cancer Screening and Early Detection
Early detection offers one of the best chances of cure.
Rare and less common cancers
A cancer is rare or less common when it only affects a small number of people.
Advanced cancer usually can’t be cured, but it can often be controlled.
Genetics and risk
For some families, an inherited faulty gene means their risk of cancer is much higher.
Children, teens and young adults
No matter what age a child is, a cancer diagnosis will have a big effect on them.
Cancer information and support services for Victorian Aboriginal communities.
Cancer information and support services for LGBTIQ+ communities.
Contact cancer support
Cancer counselling services
Free, short term phone counselling services to help you work through any cancer related concerns.
Managing daily life
Finding ways to manage the impact of cancer on daily life is important.
Connect and learn
Connect with others and participate in our free education programs.
My Cancer Guide
A guide to support services available to Victorians affected by cancer.
Facing end of life
Information on dealing with, planning for and looking after somone at the end of life.
Caring for someone with cancer
Caring can be rewarding but also challenging, both physically and emotionally.
We offer a free, personalised wig loan service.
Financial and legal
Information and support programs related to legal and financial matters.
Information for employees and employers.
Holiday break program
Free short breaks for those affected by cancer and their families.
Support for health professionals
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Cancer stories and news
News from Cancer Council Victoria and stories of those affected by cancer.
Cancer and COVID-19
Learn about cancer and COVID-19, and updates about our support services.
Our research impact
Victorian Cancer Registry
Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer
Cancer Epidemiology Division
McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer
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