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    Last reviewed September 2014

    At Cancer Council SA, every minute, every hour, every day we're getting closer to a future without cancer.

    We are the only organisation in South Australia that works across every area of every cancer:

    • Cancer research - Investing in the best cancer research in SA, including Cancer Council’s Beat Cancer Project, a major cancer research partnership (with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and the SA Government) that aims to find more cancer breakthroughs
       
    • Cancer prevention – Raising awareness in the community about the benefits of screening and early detection for bowel, breast and cervix cancer and ensuring the community are informed about the lifestyle factors which contribute to up to 50% of cancers.
       
    • Cancer support - Providing dedicated support services that aim to reduce the practical and emotional impact of cancer—like Cancer Council 13 11 20 where qualified cancer nurses discuss a range of matters with people affected by cancer, including carers, family, colleagues, friends as well as health professionals.
       
    • Advocacy - Advocating to government to provide the support required by people affected by cancer and implementing laws and policies that aim to prevent people from developing cancer.

    We are here for people touched by cancer today and to prevent and manage cancer into the future.

    Our unique combination of local program delivery, community engagement and national influence enables everyone who to make the biggest possible difference. 

    Since we first started our work in 1928, we have seen support for people with cancer improve, prevention campaigns work and, since 1990, survival rates for many common cancers increase by as much as 30 per cent.

    As an independent, non-government organisation, this incredible work is only made possible by the extraordinarily generous support of the South Australian community: our donors, our volunteers and our Ambassadors. To them, we say thank you.
     

    What will you do today to help bring a cancer free future closer? 

    Our vision

    A cancer free future.

    Mission

    Every minute, every hour, every day, we're working towards a cancer free future. 

    Guiding objectives

    1. Reduce cancer risk, increase cancer prevention.
      Outcome: save lives by reducing the number of new cases of cancer.
       
    2. Improve the rates of survival when cancer does occur.
      Outcome: a decline in death rates from cancer.
       
    3. Optimise cancer care.
      Outcome: people receive effective and best treatment and care.
       
    4. Improve the quality of life of people with cancer, cancer survivors and carers.
      Outcome: people receive effective support, which contributes to quality of life.
       
    5. Address inequalities in cancer risk and cancer outcomes between more and less advantaged sectors of the community, by addressing the causes.
      Outcome: reduced inequality in cancer incidence and outcomes of care in the community.
       
    6. Build for the future through investment in infrastructure and strong cancer research.
      Outcome: research outcomes are translated into effective cancer policy
       
    7. Provide sound information for cancer control
      Outcome: all stakeholders have access to accurate accessible cancer information.
       

    Content printed from https://www.cancersa.org.au/about

    Today at Cancer Council SA

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    More than a gift, it's hope for the future

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    Peter Nelson Leukaemia Research Fellowship

    Applications are now open for the Peter Nelson Leukaemia Research Fellowship. Researchers involved in any aspect of leukaemia research are invited to apply.

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    Quitline

    Quitline is a government-funded service operated by Cancer Council SA, with the sole goal of providing the support, strategies and information to empower individuals to quit smoking.

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    Share your story

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    Volunteer with us!

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