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Updates on what is happening in NSW to reduce the impact of cancer

Key achievements in cancer control

Since 2003, the Cancer Institute NSW has been working together with all those in the NSW cancer sector to lessen the impact of cancer in the community


The five-year cancer survival rate in NSW continues to improve and is on par with the best health systems in the world

Prevention and early detection

From 2007 to 2016, the NSW adult smoking rate fell by almost 5% to 15% of the surveyed population.


Overall in NSW, there are eight enrolments into cancer clinical trials for every 100 people newly diagnosed with cancer during the same year.

Cancer services

85% of people receiving cancer care in NSW reported a very good overall rating.