Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for an estimated 9.65 million deaths in 20181. Globally, about 1 in 6 deaths are due to cancer.
Today, we know more about cancer than ever before. Through cancer research and clinical trials, we have seen significant progress in the development of cancer treatment breakthroughs.
In Australia, statistical data collected by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) tells us that the incidence of cancer has been steadily dropping since 2008, and that cancer survival rates have improved overall.