Message from the CEO

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A single, united and stronger national cancer agency

In July 2011, National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC) and Cancer Australia amalgamated to form a single national agency to provide leadership in cancer control and improve outcomes for Australians affected by cancer.

The new Cancer Australia will combine the experience and successes of both organisations to further strengthen the Australian Government’s strategic focus on cancer and create a solid platform for the coordination of cancer initiatives at a national level. Breast cancer and ovarian cancer will remain a priority for the new Cancer Australia as it delivers the Government’s broader cancer programs and research priorities.

Cancer Australia was established to benefit all Australians who are affected by cancer, and their families and carers. Cancer Australia works to reduce the impact of cancer and improve the well being of those diagnosed by ensuring that evidence informs cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care.

During the process of amalgamation between NBOCC and Cancer Australia you may notice a new look and feel to our materials and website. I am pleased to confirm that comprehensive evidence-based information will continue to be available as previously.

I look forward to this next exciting phase in national cancer control, and to sharing with you the Strategic Plan for Cancer Australia 2011-2014 in the near future.

Dr Helen Zorbas
Chief Executive Officer
Cancer Australia