Thousands of Australians - mums, dads, sisters, brothers, family, friends and colleagues – wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for cancer research.
Breakthroughs in research give people with cancer more time to spend with their loved ones and the hope they all need to continue fighting their illness.
Advances in medical research have allowed us to treat more cancers successfully. Since 1990, we have seen survival rates for many common cancers increase by as much as 30 per cent. However, with over 9,000 new cancers diagnosed each year in South Australia, much more needs to be done.
Cancer Council SA is committed to funding and conducting research in all aspects of cancer, including prevention, early detection, better and more effective treatments as well as understanding and improving the wellbeing of people affected by cancer. We also fund critical infrastructure in South Australia to ensure cancer researchers have access to current technology and equipment.
Cancer Council SA has recently been successful in a $20 million landmark cancer research partnership over 5 years between Cancer Council SA, SA Government and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), with the support of three major universities – The University of Adelaide, Flinders University and University of South Australia. This project is called the Cancer Council Beat Cancer Project and is leading a new era in the fight against cancer here in South Australia. Click here for information on how to apply for funding.
Please follow the links below for more information:
Beat cancer project:
Find out more about the Cancer Council Beat cancer project and view our researcher profiles.
Apply for funding:
Find out more about our calls for funding applications.
Find out more about our research examining the cancer risk factors in the South Australian community.
Access the latest statistics on cancer in South Australia.
Current clinical trials:
Access the list of current clinical trials taking place in South Australia.
The Peter Nelson Leukaemia Research Fellowship Fund:
Read more about the fund established by Marjorie Jackson-Nelson—the Lithgow Flash and former Governor of South Australia—in memory of her husband, Olympic cyclist, Peter Nelson.
Human Research Ethics Committee:
Find out about our committee if you are a researcher.
Behavioural research projects:
Access the list of current behavioural research taking place in South Australia.