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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

The Institute's initiatives contributed to a decrease in adult smoking from 17.2% in 2010 to 15.6% in 2014


The Cancer Institute NSW has invested more than $200 million in cancer research since 2004

Cancer services

People with cancer in rural NSW receive 85% of their healthcare within their Local Health District