Today, almost 7 in 10 Australians will now survive at least five years after a cancer diagnosis.
As a charity, we rely on the generosity of the community to continue to fund life-saving research into all cancers.
Thanks to generous donations from people like you, amazing advancements have been made in cancer prevention, screening and treatment.
Over decades of research, Professor Murray Norris and his team have made life-saving breakthroughs that have improved survival rates in children diagnosed with leukaemia.
Personalised cancer treatments
Professor Ross McKinnon is a world-renowned cancer researcher who has a very personal motivation for improving the experiences of people undergoing cancer treatment
The team at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have been looking at fighting cancer by using an army of immune cells that help fight infection (CAR T cells). These are taken from a patient, modified to become cancer killers, then transplanted back into the patient.
Professor Joanne Aitken leads the Australian Childhood Cancer Registry, a critical Australian research tool driving major cancer research discoveries both here and overseas.