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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prostate cancer drugs made more effective More than 20,000 Australian men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year – and the disease kills 3,300 annually. “The death rate of men from...Read more
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Fifth biennial queensland neuroma conference Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma) is a Schwann cell derived tumour arising from the Eighth cranial nerve (hearing and balance nerve), found in the...Read more
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‘Near patient’ research program targets blood cancer Research into blood cancer will be boosted with a new high-level appointment at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute...Read more
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Research on the genetic biomarkers of prostate cancer aimed at improving early diagnosis of the cancer to enable targeted treatment, has won QUT geneticist Dr Jyotsna Batra a top Indian award. Dr...Read more
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QIMR Special Seminar - 12 August Associate Professor Pam Pollock, QUT, Brisbane FGFR2 mutations in endometrial cancer - are we ready for the clinic? Hosted by Dr Steven Lane, Translational Leukaemia...Read more
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Research into skin, blood and breast cancers has been ramped up in Queensland with the opening of the southern hemisphere’s largest and most sophisticated genome sequencing centre. The $2...Read more
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Hodgkin's lymphoma breakthrough leads to better treatment Queensland research into Hodgkin’s lymphoma has discovered a way to help individualise cancer treatment for each patient, with...Read more
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QIMR BERGHOFER Student seminar Damien Gardiner, Cancer Drug Mechanism Group, QIMR Berghofer Perineural spread of cutaneous malignancy in a live mouse and ganglion tumour co-culture model Richard Lobb...Read more
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APCRC-Q leads a Revolutionary team award The Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre - Queensland (APCRC-Q) is leading a team of 39 investigators that have been awarded one of Australia’s...Read more
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Eco-oncology: implementing principles of ecology into oncology A/Prof Reynolds studies aggressive paediatric and adult brain cancer and is developing novel translational approaches to combat this...Read more

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