Every Australian’s journey with cancer is different. 1 in 3 Australian men and 1 in 4 Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 75. This is the reality of a world with cancer, one that ACRF and it’s supporters are working to change. 

Below you’ll find the latest Australian cancer statistics. Our statistics have been compiled to inclusively represent Australians by age, gender, and the type of cancer they were diagnosed with. Continue reading to learn more about cancer and how it affects Australians just like you.

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Source: Cancer in Australia 2017 report, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

“If we can reduce cancer deaths in the next forty years by 20%, we could save $184 billion”

Access Economics report published 2003, Australian Society of Medical Research

How You Can Support ACRF and Cancer Research

It’s not just about the statistics. At ACRF we’re working to fund ground-breaking research projects that will save the lives of the Australians behind the numbers. 

There’s many ways to get involved with ACRF and support cancer research:

We’re confident that with you and all of our other passionate supporters, we can outsmart cancer together by providing world-class scientists with the equipment they need to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer.


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