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    At Cancer Council SA, we believe that no one should lose a loved one to cancer. That’s why we are committed to finding more ways to beat cancer and improving the quality of life and survival rates for people with cancer. 

    Since 2011, Cancer Council SA has partnered with SA Health, The University of Adelaide, Flinders University, the University of South Australia, and South Australia’s flagship research facility the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) to fund the Beat Cancer Project.

    Cancer Council's Beat Cancer Project has one vision – to bring us closer than ever to a future without cancer... and we have every reason to believe it is possible.

    Thanks to the contribution of cancer research, over the last 20 years in Australia we have seen;

    • cancer deaths fall by approximately 14%
    • survival rates for many common cancers increase by as much as 30%.
    • an estimated 61,000 Australian lives saved by improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment.

    Thanks to the generous support of the community, Cancer Council SA is investing $10 million into Cancer Council's Beat Cancer Project over five years, which is being matched by SA Health, creating a pool of funds totalling $20 million – making it the single largest source of funding for cancer research and infrastructure within our state.








    Cancer Council's Beat Cancer Project is currently funding over 120 research initiatives (including project grants, fellowships, infrastructure grants, and travel grants and scholarships) covering a broad spectrum of cancer-related topics from basic science and biomedical research, through to clinical, population health and health services research. This research is being conducted in some of the most common cancers affecting South Australians including bowel, breast and melanoma.


    Click here to see Beat Cancer Project profiles