Publish Date: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 09:45

Queensland Bladder Cancer Initiative (QBCI) Tackle Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer affects one in 68 Australians and is the ninth most common cancer worldwide, affecting both men and women (with a 3:1 ratio). It is the most expensive cancer per capita to treat. The diagnosis and monitoring of the cancer is very intrusive; and it is one of the few cancers to show a significant decrease in the five year survival rates.

The Princess Alexandra Research Foundation recently filmed a short video in collaboration with one of their funded projects - Queensland Bladder Cancer Initiative - QBCI to highlight the need for further research and funding into this often neglected cancer. Associate Professor Elizabeth Williams, a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researcher based at the Translational Research Institute and Dr Ian Vela, a urologic oncologist from the Princess Alexandra Hospital founded the Queensland Bladder Cancer Initiative (QBCI).