I'm a cancer researcher

Thanks to advances in medical research, more people with cancer are being successfully treated. But with over 200 different types of cancer, there is still work to be done.

In 2019, we've allocated over $3 million to local cancer research. Research has and will continue our progress in the fight against cancer, and we're proud to be one of the largest independant funders of cancer research in the state, funding research on all aspects of cancer, including prevention, detection and treatment, as well as understanding and improving the emotional and social impact of cancer. We also coordinate several events and courses for the local research community throughout the year.

Cancer research funding in WA

A 2011 study, commissioned by Cancer Council WA and the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network, revealed the State Government's contribution to cancer research is significantly behind that of other agencies.

The report shows the main sources of funding for competitive cancer research are the Commonwealth's National Health and Medical Research Council (50%), Cancer Council WA (13%) and various Australian government bodies (9%), with the State Government a long way behind - providing just 3 per cent.

Read the 'Cancer research funding in Western Australia: an overview from 2008-2010' report (pdf, 228kb) to find out more about cancer research and funding in WA.

Follow the links below to find out more about our Research Funding Program: