Cancer Australia aims to reduce the impact of cancer by translating worldwide research into evidence-based information; improving health service delivery; strengthening national data capacity; informing people with cancer about their diagnosis and treatment and raising community awareness about the disease.
Cancer Australia also oversees a dedicated budget for cancer research; and provides advice and recommendations on cancer policy and priorities to the Minister for Health and Ageing.
Cancer Australia's Strategic Plan 2011-2014 was developed in consultation with a wide range of stakeholder groups and individuals, including consumers, health professionals, researchers, data experts, health service decision makers, Cancer Australia staff and Advisory Council members.
Cancer Australia provides leadership and coordinates cancer control efforts across all cancer types, in addition to a specific focus on breast cancer, gynaecological cancers and lung cancer. It also focuses on populations who experience poorer health outcomes, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people living in rural and remote Australia.