About us


To be recognised as the most open and unbiased source of information & support for people with cancer in Australia


(What is our purpose?)

(a) To provide Information, Support and Counselling to people with cancer and thereby help them develop a cancer program relevant to their particular needs;
(b) To promote freedom of choice in therapies for cancer and other degenerative diseases;
(c) To encourage people with cancer to take control of their life;
(d) To support therapies that do no harm.

CISS is a membership based organisation, committed to help people with cancer irrespective of location, to make informed decisions about cancer prevention, treatment and recovery through the provision of:
1. Research & Advocacy
2. e-Library
3. Support Groups & Counselling
4. Events, Seminars & Workshops
5. Useful Links
6. Media & Feedback

Governing Committee and Support Staff

Committee members provide their services on a voluntary basis and are appointed in accordance with the CISS Constitution on the basis of specific skill sets, to maximise the organisation’s ability to support individuals diagnosed with cancer.

Support Staff - Research Director
MIEE, M Eng Sci Age – 85 I am married with four grown up children, 5 grand-children and 1 great grand child. Although originally qualified as an Electrical Engineer my Read More
Support Staff - Information & Support Counsellor
My name is Susie Benjamin and I am 80 years old. For the past 28 years I have been running the CISS office (retired as Office Manager in October 2018) Read More
Age: 66 Single. Occupation: General Manager/Director.  Toolmaker. Interests/Hobbies: Antiques, Classic cars, Gardening. Personal experience with cancer: Tcell Lymphoma 1999 (Conventional testing , complementary treatment only). CISS member since the early Read More
Support Staff - Research Project Manager
My name is Anita Adhitya and I am the Research Project Manager for the Dr Laurence Cox Cancer Paradigm Project. My training is in the physical and environmental sciences, with Read More
Committee Member
My name is Lynne and I am 70 years old, married with no children but have close relationships with our nieces and god-children. My hobbies are reading, cooking, gardening and Read More
Vice Convenor
Qualifications  Diploma of Teaching (Technical) Bachelor of Education (Adult Ed)  Commerce Certificate  Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment  Wellness Leadership Certificate  Certificate of Diet and Nutrition  Kitchen Coach Diploma  Read More
Research Assistant
Office Manager
My name is Claire and I have come to CISS after a career in the corporate world, and the caring world. I hope to ensure that our members are looked Read More
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