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Our research impact


Through the combined efforts of exceptional researchers, advancements in technology and funding we are improving the outcomes for people with cancer.

We’re winning against cancer


Research has improved the survival rates for more common cancers by 30% over the past three decades.

$30.3 million

Was spent on research in 2022 by Cancer Council Victoria.


5 year survival rate. This has increased by 48% over the past 30 years.

More people are surviving a cancer diagnosis than ever before. “The cancer mortality rate has decreased 1.7% per year since 1982 in men and 1.3% in women”

- Cancer in Victoria 2021, Victorian Cancer Registry report


Clinical trials

Cancer Council Victoria is committed to increasing investment in clinical trials, improving awareness and access for all Victorians and diversifying cancer research. We work collaboratively with government and the healthcare sector to help patients access clinical trials that may help them to live well and live longer.

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Ground-breaking research

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ABC Study

The Australian Breakthrough Cancer (ABC) Study is a long-term study working with over 50,000 Australians investigate the role that our genes, lifestyle and environment play in the development of cancer and other diseases.

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Research projects we fund

Cancer Council is the largest not-for-profit funder of cancer research in Victoria. Every year, we spend about $20 million on world-class cancer research projects.

Cancer Researcher

Your donation could help Dr Sibel Saya find the next research breakthrough.

Every year around 11,000 Victorian families lose someone they love to cancer. 

Finding the next research breakthrough takes all of us. Your support today will help accelerate breakthroughs in cancer treatment, prevention, early detection and care. 

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