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Cancer Council NSW[edit]

Cancer Council NSW
FocusCancer control
Location
Area served
Australia
Key people
Sarah Hosking, CEO
Websitewww.cancercouncil.com.au
Formerly called
The Anti-Cancer Council of NSW, The Cancer Council NSW

Cancer Council NSW is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to reduce the impact of cancer in New South Wales, Australia.

Cancer Council NSW's work includes research and advocacy to change government policy in New South Wales and Australia, and information and support for people experiencing cancer in New South Wales.

It shares its daffodil logo with cancer organisations around the world as a symbol of hope.

History[edit]

Cancer Council NSW was founded in 1955 and is a member of Cancer Council Australia, a national federation of cancer charities from each state and territory in Australia. It is governed by a Board of Directors.[1]

Cancer research[edit]

Cancer Council NSW conducts research through The Daffodil Centre, a partnership with the University of Sydney. [2], and by awarding funding to other cancer researchers and cancer institutes.

External funding from Cancer Council NSW has included:

  • a University of Wollongong project establishing a "world-first radiotherapy system" which measures radiation dosage during therapy.[3]
  • the Sally Crossing AM award, which has been awarded to researchers in childhood leukaemia, liver cancer and breast cancer.[4]

Other significant contributions to cancer control[edit]

Cancer Council NSW has contributed to cancer control in a number of areas. Of particular note:

  • From 1 July 2022, cervical screening by self-collection became a universal option all for people eligible for cervical screening. The major change to the National Cervical Screening Program was directly informed by research conducted by The Daffodil Centre, with the result that Australia is on track to become the first country to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem. [5] [6]
  • Cancer Council NSW endorsed a strategy to support the elimination of cervical cancer in NSW through targeted interventions for under-screened populations, engagement with Primary Health Networks and a social media and marketing campaign.[7]
  • Research and lobbying leading to policy change for tobacco control and vaping controls. This research includes monitoring and countering the lobbying efforts of the tobacco industry [8]

Fundraising[edit]

Cancer Council NSW works within Cancer Council Australia and alongside other states and territories to run a variety of fundraising events, such as:

It also runs a series of fundraising events in New South Wales only, including:

Structure[edit]

Cancer Council NSW is one of eight Cancer Council's from around Australia which make up Cancer Council Australia[12]. Each individual Cancer Council operates in their individual state or territory:

References[edit]

  1. "Governance". Cancer Council NSW. Retrieved 2024-03-11.
  2. "Cancer Council NSW and the University of Sydney partner to enhance Australia's cancer research capacity". University of Sydney. Retrieved 2024-03-18.
  3. "Researchers awarded Cancer Council NSW funding to develop world-first radiotherapy system". University of Wollongong. Retrieved 2024-03-18.
  4. "UNSW researcher receives Cancer Council NSW's Sally Crossing AM Award". University of NSW. Retrieved 2024-03-18.
  5. "Self‐collection for HPV screening: a game changer in the elimination of cervical cancer". National Library of Medicine. October 2021. Retrieved 2024-03-18.
  6. "Australia now offers 'game-changing' self-test for cervical cancer". ABC News. July 2022. Retrieved 2024-03-18.
  7. "Cancer Council encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to get screened". National Indigenous Times. Retrieved 2024-03-18.
  8. Davey, Melissa (10 May 2023). "Almost half of tobacco lobbyists in Australia have held positions in government, study finds". The Guardian. Retrieved 2024-03-18.
  9. "Newcastle Relay For Life returns in 2024". Newcastle Live. 4 October 2023. Retrieved 2024-03-18.
  10. "Coasties tee off for Cancer Council". Coast Community News. 23 November 2023. Retrieved 2024-03-18.
  11. "Stars of Narrabri raise $115,000". Narrabri Courier. 30 June 2023. Retrieved 2024-03-18.
  12. "About Cancer Council". Cancer Council Australia. Retrieved 2024-03-18.


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