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
GALLERY
Interview with Prof John Hooper about pancreatic cancer research
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Cancer Seminar Series Join us for this interdisciplinary seminar series highlighting cutting edge clinical, translational, and basic research topics in cancer from our research partner institutes: UQ...Read more
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Melanotanning: A sociological investigation of Melanotan use among adult Australians In this 60 minute seminar, Sociology PhD Candidate Stephanie Raymond will present the preliminary findings of her...Read more
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Hope in the fight against ovarian cancer It's Ovarian Cancer Awareness month throughout March and QUT IHBI researchers have some exciting new research to share with the world. Queensland...Read more
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3d Skin Cancer technology on scope tv Innovation is taking 46 digital SLR cameras and suspending them on scaffolding, connecting them to a router and using the acquired image data to create a 3D...Read more
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Queensland researchers uncover gene variation in bid to battle prostate cancer By Leonie Mellor Queensland researchers have identified genetic variations they hope will make it easier to assess...Read more
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Brisbane Cancer Conference 2015 Co-ordinated by Professor Ken O’Byrne, the 2015 Brisbane Cancer Conference will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in South Brisbane, on...Read more
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World-first test predicts Leukaemia treatment outcomes For the first time, Leukaemia Foundation-funded researchers in Brisbane have developed a test that will give patients with an aggressive form of...Read more

Theranostic Development for Prostate Cancer

Development of a theranostic – a combination of diagnostics and therapy – for prostate cancer

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Kruppeling Erythropoiesis: New insights into Common Congenital Anemias Professor Andrew Perkins, Head of Blood Cancers Program, BDHP; Co-leader of Blood and Bone Diseases Program, Mater-UQ and Senior...Read more

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