At Cancer Council SA, every minute, every hour, every day we’re working towards a cancer free future.
We are the only organisation in South Australia that works across every aspect of every cancer:
- Cancer research—investing in the best cancer research in SA, including Cancer Council’s Beat Cancer Project, a major cancer research collaboration between SAHMRI, SA Health and the Universities that funds the state’s best and brightest cancer researchers to work towards the next cancer breakthrough.
- Cancer prevention—raising awareness in the community about the benefits of screening and early detection of bowel, breast and cervix cancer and ensuring the community are informed about the lifestyle factors which contribute to up to 50 per cent 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 impacted by cancer today and prevent and manage cancer into the future.
Our unique combination of local program delivery, community engagement and national influence enables us to make the biggest possible difference to those who need it most. 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.