What Has Cancer Council achieved?
Every dollar donated to Cancer Council helps fund our four key areas of work: supporting people affected by cancer, funding world-class research, developing and implementing prevention programs and working with government to achieve important policy changes to reduce cancer risk and save lives.
Why was Cancer Council created?
Cancer Council Australia was originally known as the Australian Cancer Society when, in 1961, Cancer Council in the six states formed a federal body to promote cancer control at a national level. Cancer organisations in the ACT and Northern Territory subsequently signed on as members of the society.
Who founded Cancer Council?
Cancer Council Australia formed in 1961 as the Australian Cancer Society. It was renamed Cancer Council Australia in 1997 and appointed Alan Coates its inaugural CEO.
Is Cancer Council run by the government?
Cancer Council Australia is a community-based organisation that receives no ongoing government funding and is an independent voice promoting evidence-based cancer control policy.
How successful is the Cancer Council?
Investment in research by organisations like Cancer Council has helped increase survival rates from 49% in the 1980s to 69% today.
Which Cancer Council sunscreen is best?
Cancer Council recommends using sunscreen every day on days when the UV Index is forecast to be 3 or above. Sunscreen should be part of your daily morning routine on these days. Cancer Council recommends using any sunscreen that is labelled broad-spectrum, water-resistant and SPF30 or above.
Which type of disease is cancer?
Cancer is a genetic disease—that is, it is caused by changes to genes that control the way our cells function, especially how they grow and divide. Genetic changes that cause cancer can happen because: of errors that occur as cells divide.
Is Cancer Council not for profit?
Cancer Council holds a charitable fundraising authority under Section 16 of the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 (NSW) and is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient under Subdivision 30-BA of the Income Tax Act. Cancer Council is also registered as a Health Promotion Charity with the Australian Tax Office.
Who sponsors the Cancer Council?
Cancer Council NSW is proud to be Holland America Line’s chosen charity in Australia.
Which cancers are most common in Australia?
The most common cancers in Australia (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) are prostate, breast, colorectal (bowel), melanoma and lung cancer. These five cancers account for about 60% of all cancers diagnosed in Australia.