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Cancer research saves lives

At Cancer Council SA, we believe that no one should lose a loved one to cancer. That’s why we are committed to funding and conducting research in all aspects of cancer and improving the quality of life and survival rates for people with cancer.

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

  • Cancer mortality rates decline by 18%.
  • Cancer survival rates for some common cancers increase by as much as 36%.
  • Today, almost 7 in 10 Australians will survive at least 5 years after a cancer diagnosis.
  • An estimated 61,000 Australian lives saved by improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment.

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