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    Relationships with cancer organisations

    Relationships with Cancer Councils

    Cancer Council Australia commenced in 1961 as the Australian Cancer Society, when six state Cancer Councils, which at that time all varied in name and brand, agreed to establish a federal body to promote cancer control at the national level.
    Cancer organisations in the ACT and the Northern Territory were subsequently formed and signed on as members of the society.

    Each State Cancer Council is an independently operated company limited by guarantee.

    Relationships with international cancer organisations

    Cancer Council SA is a member of The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). UICC members share a passion to eliminate cancer as a life-threatening disease for future generations. Current UICC membership comprises more than 760 member organisations in 155 countries and continues to grow. Our network brings together cancer leagues and societies, research institutes, treatment centres, hospitals, scientific and professional societies, ministries of health, public health agencies and patient support organisations to shape cancer control on a global scale.

    Organisations that join UICC become part of an international movement to place cancer at the top of the global health agenda.


     

     


    Today at Cancer Council SA

  • Become an Ambassador

    Become an Ambassador

    Join our growing network of Ambassadors who represent us in the community: sharing awareness and prevention messages, connecting people with support services and speaking up on our behalf.

  • Call Quitline 13 7848 to double your chances of quitting

    Call Quitline 13 7848 to double your chances of quitting

    Quitline is a confidential and professional support service that can assist you to work out your quitting strategy. Register today!

  • Cancer Council SA Election Priorities

    Cancer Council SA Election Priorities

    Cancer Council SA’s 2018 Election Priorities document urges the South Australian Government to make nine key legislative changes in the 2018.

  • Do you have a cancer question?

    Do you have a cancer question?

    Ask our trained cancer nurses for the answers.

  • Healthy Living after Cancer

    Healthy Living after Cancer

    Getting back to a healthy lifestyle after cancer is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Find out about our Healthy Living after Cancer program.

  • Heard something about cancer and not sure if it's true?

    Heard something about cancer and not sure if it's true?

    Get all the evidence based answers to your cancer questions here.

  • Help us continue supporting South Australian families impacted by cancer.

    Help us continue supporting South Australian families impacted by cancer.

    Gina Rositano was surrounded by loved ones when she received the devastating prognosis of 18 months to live, due to the discovery of stage four glioblastoma, a type of fast-growing brain tumour.

  • Hold your own fundraiser

    Hold your own fundraiser

    Do you have an idea that is out of the box? Do you think it rocks? You can turn virtually anything into a fundraiser… let us help you turn your idea into reality!

  • Join the conversation

    Join the conversation

    Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest community events and news.

  • Meet a researcher

    Meet a researcher

    If Professor Howarth’s project is a success, not only will a lot of people be spared a lot of pain. Lives will be saved as a result of treatments continuing that would otherwise have been stopped prematurely. Read more.

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

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

    Including a bequest to Cancer Council SA in your will is not an alternative to looking after your loved ones, it’s part of it. Find out more.

  • Order resources here

    Order resources here

    Cancer information and support resources are provided free of charge to all people affected by cancer.

  • Share your story

    Share your story

    Raise awareness about important cancer issues and help others cope with treatment and feel less alone. Read more about how to share your story.

  • Sophie's cancer story

    Sophie's cancer story

    Sophie Hughes has endured the ongoing struggle of seeing so many of her loved ones go through cancer diagnoses.

  • SunSmart: It all adds up

    SunSmart: It all adds up

    Anywhere you go, UV will damage unprotected skin—and it just keeps adding up.