Congratulations to all participants in the 2020 high school cancer competition!

The Young Australians' Cancer Initiative

A non-profit, student-led organisation empowering young Australians with the knowledge and skills to join the fight against cancer
Go to ACHSC syllabus

ACHSC syllabus

The ACHSC has developed a free digital cancer syllabus with leading cancer researchers and academics from the University of Melbourne. It is for high school students who want to learn more about cancer.

Go to High School Cancer Symposium and Competition

High School Cancer Symposium and Competition

The ACHSC runs the VIC and NSW High School Cancer Symposium. The Symposium is a day where students can visit working research labs, hear from leading researchers, and much more.

Go to High School Cancer Masterclasses

High School Cancer Masterclasses

The ACHSC runs a series of 5 innovative masterclasses delivering high-quality cancer education to Australian high school students.

University Cancer Case Competition

The University Cancer Case Competition invites students to form multidisciplinary teams to tackle real public health issues. Teams are judged by experts in the field and compete to win a public health internship and other prizes.


We are an independent non-profit social impact organisation, founded by students from the University of Melbourne.

Through our initiatives, the YACI hopes to nurture a generation of cancer-literate individuals armed with the knowledge to make a substantial contribution towards realising a world free of cancer.

Read more about us and our vision here.


The YACI would not be possible without the generous support of our partners:

Contact us

For any enquiries, please fill out the form below and a YACI team member will be in touch shortly!