What we do

We are NSW's cancer control agency, established under the Cancer Institute NSW (2003) Act to lessen the impact of cancer across the State.

Our vision: To end cancers as we know them.

What we do

We work across the health care system to promote better:

The Cancer Institute NSW is a pillar organisation of NSW Health, providing the strategic direction for cancer control in NSW.

We collect and use the latest cancer data, information and evidence to drive improvements in cancer outcomes. We are the largest funder of cancer research in the state, with a focus on the translation of research findings into clinical practice.

Driven by the goals in the NSW Cancer Plan the Institute works in partnership with all involved in the cancer community to:

  • reduce the incidence of cancer in the community
  • increase the survival rate for people diagnosed with cancer
  • improve the quality of life for people with cancer and their carers
  • provide a source of expertise on cancer control for the government, health service providers, medical researchers and the general community.

Find out how we're tracking against the NSW Cancer Plan via our Performance Index.

Read the Cancer Institute (NSW) Act, legislation passed by the NSW Government to create the Cancer Institute NSW on June 24 2003.

The Performance Agreement recognises that the Cancer Institute NSW has a clearly defined role and set of functions as articulated in the Cancer Institute (NSW) Act 2003.

Read the Corporate Governance Attestation Statement, which sets out the main corporate governance practices in operation at the Cancer Institute NSW for the 2021/2022 financial year.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work and live, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community‚Äč. We pay our respect to Elders past and present.

In this section

We work with a broad range of stakeholders to deliver initiatives and programs that reduce the impact of cancer on our community.
The NSW Cancer Plan is a road map for the NSW health system and community to work together to reduce the burden of cancers.
The Cancer Institute NSW is committed to continually improving cancer treatment across the state.
Find out how the Cancer Institute NSW is working collaboratively across the primary care sector to improve cancer control.
Learn more about the Cancer Institute NSW, our organisation and how to access the information we hold.
Discover the job opportunities currently available at the Cancer Institute NSW and what it's like to work here.
Showcasing the latest cancer issues, stories and research discoveries that impact the people of NSW.
Information for journalists and other members of the media seeking cancer-related information.
Conferences and events related to cancer and health in NSW, Australia and internationally.
We value your feedback and welcome any questions, concerns, or comments relating to our programs, services or employees.
Keep up to date with the latest in cancer control from the Cancer Institute NSW.