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Cancer Council NSW Research Highlights 2012

Research highlights We are dedicated to our vision of a society where lives are not cut short TOTAL FUNDING $14.9m nor the quality of life diminished by cancer. We provided $14.9 million* in funding to support research. RESEARCH We fund all types of cancer research ACHIEVEMENTS Changed the landscape of liver cancer prevention in Australia Discovered that We currently fund research into more than 15 different cancer types. Almost half our research funding is devoted to projects that will benefit all cancers. vitamin B3 could prevent up to 50% of non-melanoma skin cancers I Fundamental – 25% Created new drugs to fight neuroblastoma and pancreatic cancer that could slow cancer Causes - 10% I Prevention – 8% Invented a new device that will make radiotherapy safer and more IDetection - 15% Types of research funded in 2012 Treatmont – 27% progression by 50% I Survivorship – 10% effective I Model systems - 6% Cancer Council NSW is dedicated to driving major advances in research, ensuring no cancer is ignored. WHAT WE FUNDED WHO SELECTS GRANTS Cancer patients, survivors and carers help us decide what research to fund. Feedback 160 75 from community members is as important as the assessments of our scientific review panels. Together, these two groups determine which projects we fund each year. researchers institutions 49 projects GLOBAL CAPABILITIES Our researchers have global collaboration and reach INVESTMENT The five cancers we invested in most heavily were: $1.4m* Pancreatic $1.2m* $860k* Melanoma Leukaemia We have hundreds of collaborations with academics, organisations, networks and communities around the world, which enhance our research capabilities. $790k* $760k* Cancer Council Breast Brain 13 11 20 cancercouncil.com.au *2011/12 financial year

Cancer Council NSW Research Highlights 2012

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We’re proud of the research we fund and conduct at Cancer Council NSW. To see our highlights from 2012, click on the infographic below.

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