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Our mission: Working together to lessen the impact of cancer

We are NSW's cancer control agency, established under the Cancer Institute NSW (2003) Act to lessen the impact of cancer across the State.

Our vision: To end cancers as we know them

 We work across the health care system to promote better:

The Cancer Institute NSW is a pillar organisation of NSW Health, providing the strategic direction for cancer control in NSW.

We collect and use the latest cancer data, information and evidence to drive improvements in cancer outcomes. We are the largest funder of cancer research in the state, with a focus on the translation of research findings into clinical practice.

Driven by the goals in the NSW Cancer Plan the Institute has a 13 year history of working in partnership with all involved in the cancer community to:

  • reduce the incidence of cancer in the community
  • increase the survival rate for cancer patients
  • improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their carers
  • provide a source of expertise on cancer control for the government, health service providers, medical researchers and the general community.

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Read the Cancer Institute (NSW) Act, legislation passed by the NSW Government to create the Cancer Institute NSW on June 24 2003.

Read the Corporate Governance Attestation Statement, which sets out the main corporate governance practices in operation at the Cancer Institute NSW for the 2015/2016 financial year.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work and live, and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.

Health professionals standing in the corridor.

Collaboration is at the core of all that we do and achieve at the Cancer Institute NSW. We work with a broad range of stakeholders to deliver initiatives and programs that reduce the impact of cancer on our community.

cancer news

Showcasing the latest cancer issues, stories and research discoveries that impact the people of NSW.

Discover the job opportunities currently available at the Cancer Institute NSW and what it's like to work here.

Conferences and events related to cancer and health in NSW, Australia and internationally.

Information for journalists and other members of the media seeking cancer-related information.

We are led by the Chief Cancer Officer and Chief Executive Officer, Professor David Currow, who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Cancer Institute NSW.

Established in 2003, we are Australia's first statewide cancer control agency.

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An open, competitive application process providing successful applicants with support for activities aligned with the objectives of the Institute.

Find details for contacting the Cancer Institute NSW. We welcome your feedback and any questions, concerns, or comments about our programs, services or employees.

Australian Business Number (ABN) for the Cancer Institute NSW

A summary of the Cancer Institute NSW websites and the services they provide.

Access to publicly available information about the Cancer Institute NSW

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