From their Carlton offices Cancer Council Victoria are close to many of Melbourne's public teaching hospitals, universities and medical research institutes. They are also involved with advising government and liaising with business and professional groups to help create strategies to fight cancer.
Cancer Council Victoria aim to maintain a strong public profile and preserve their independence in order to maximise their ability to influence the public agenda.
- coordinate in Victoria all activities relating to research with respect to cancer and allied conditions and in particular, research into the causation, prevention and treatment of cancer and allied conditions
- undertake, promote and subsidise such research
- provide information and advice, and also develop, coordinate and participate in educational programs relating to the prevention, detection, treatment and management of cancer and allied conditions
- promote, provide and coordinate services for the support and welfare of people suffering from cancer and allied conditions
- act in association with any organisation having objectives similar to the objectives of Cancer Council Victoria.