Many types of scientific researchers are involved in figuring out precisely how and why cancer develops, and how we might use this knowledge to develop better tests, treatment and prevention. Researchers are in universities, medical research institutes, hospitals, and the children’s cancer centres in each state (see For researchers).
Cancer Australia has developed the Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme to support research that reduces the impact of cancer on the community and improves outcomes for people affected by cancer. This is an innovative national scheme that provides annual funding for research projects, bringing together government and other funders to collaboratively fund cancer research in Australia.
Cancer Australia's Support for Cancer Clinical Trials program provides funding to Australia's 13 National Cancer Cooperative Trials Group, including the Australian and New Zealand Children's Haematology and Oncology Group.