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Organisational structure


The Cancer Australia team is led by Chief Executive Officer, Professor Dorothy Keefe PSM, and provides in-house expertise and capacity across a number of areas to support its role and functions. 

Cancer Australia’s functions are logically grouped to support our leadership role and maximise the delivery of our varied and comprehensive programs and activities.

The organisation’s functions are as follows:

  • Knowledge Management
    includes research, the Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme, clinical trials support, data and monitoring and evidence review
  • Service Development and Clinical Practice
    includes CanNET, health professional education, evidence-based guidance materials, models of care and consumer programs
  • Cancer Care
    includes breast, gynaecological  cancers; and Indigenous and rural
  • Health Promotion and Communication
    includes health promotion, website, e-communications, corporate communications, media, production coordination
  • Corporate Affairs
    includes human resources, contracts, partnerships, IT, clearinghouse
  • Policy, Strategy and Public Reporting
  • Finance and Compliance