OVERVIEW

Cancer

Scientists and clinicians at TRI are working towards improved diagnosis and treatment of various cancers including breast, prostate, head and neck, and skin cancers.

In 2018, an estimated 140,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed, and just under 50,000 people died from the disease (AIHW, 2018). In Australia, the most commonly diagnosed cancers are currently breast cancer, followed by prostate cancer, colorectal cancer and melanoma.(AIHW, 2018

Researchers at TRI are working closely with clinicians to identify novel ways to detect, diagnose, monitor and treat various types of cancers. These projects include specialist cancer groups across QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Mater Research, The University of Queensland.

Image: Cancer tumour spheroid with fluorescent labelling according to cell phenotype. Crystal Tonnessen (June 2015).

Key Researchers
 
Andrew Perkins
Colleen Nelson
Geoffrey Faulkner
Ingrid Winkler
Jean-Pierre Levesque
John Hooper
Judith Clements
Kristen Radford
Maher Gandhi
Nicholas Andrew Saunders
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CANCER RESEARCH PROGRAMS
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Blood Cancer
Breast Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Lung Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Skin Cancer
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Ovarian mass - cancer or benign? A non-invasive test to triage patients before surgery Researchers and clinicians at Translational Research Institute (TRI), Princess Alexandra (PA) Hospital and the...Read more
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Can a patient’s own immune cells be modified to cure a rare and deadly type of lymphoma? Professor Maher Gandhi, CEO of Mater Research and Director of Mater Research Institute-UQ, is leading a...Read more
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New Familial Breast Cancer Clinic NOW OPEN A new Familial Breast Cancer Clinic at the Princess Alexandra Hospital will help women with a strong family history of breast cancer better monitor and...Read more
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Using PROMs and PREMs to shape health and care for people with cancer Presented by visting fellow, Dame Prof Jessica Corner DBE, FMedSci Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange for...Read more
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Over $5.9 million in NHMRC funding awarded to TRI-based researchers for 2019 In the latest round of NHMRC funding announced this month, TRI-based researchers from UQ, QUT and Mater-UQ have secured...Read more
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Bold bid to beat melanoma gets $10 million boost ACRF funding awarded to revolutionise early detection of melanoma UQ Professor H. Peter Soyer has been awarded $10 million by the Australian Cancer...Read more
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Movember 2018 Every year the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre Qld (APCRC-QLD) runs a series of fundraising events to raise money for the Movember Foundation. Wednesday 28 November - Pop U p...Read more
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A global front runner in cervical cancer prevention: Australia on track to eliminate cervical cancer by 2035 New research published today has revealed that cervical cancer may be eliminated as a...Read more
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Cutting edge DNA test for Queensland blood cancer patients Source: Lucy Stone, Brisbane Times, 3 September 2018 MAKING A POTENTIALLY LIFE-CHANGING DECISION ABOUT BLOOD CANCER TREATMENTS COULD BECOME...Read more
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Increasing the visibility of ovarian cancer Source: Mater Research News, Tuesday 14 August In 2018, more than 1,600 Australian women are estimated to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Most of these...Read more

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