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Paving the way to a brighter future

Annual Report 2020


Research is the gateway to Cancer Council Queensland’s vision of a cancer free future. In 2020, the Viertel Cancer Research Centre has scaled new heights to bring us another step closer to that vision.

Together, we are creating a brighter future, not only for Queenslanders with cancer, but for people impacted by cancer worldwide.

In this report, you will find updates on our progress in the fields of descriptive cancer epidemiology, cancer in children, and behavioural research. You will discover how Cancer Council Queensland has risen as a global leader in cancer research, taking part in several high-profile international collaborations in 2020.

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Contributing to the global cancer research effort

The aim of Cancer Council Queensland is to contribute to the worldwide effort to improve cancer control. Every step brings us closer to that goal.

Our publications on average are being cited over 3x more than world average.

(field weighted)

In This Report

Experiences of Queensland women diagnosed with breast cancer

Survival among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians diagnosed with cancer

Geographical patterns in cancer-related indicators - building on the Australian Cancer Atlas

Late effects of treatment Second primary cancers and non-cancer mortality following childhood cancer

Improving childhood cancer data for Australia Enhancing the collection of population data on childhood cancer treatment

Incidence trends and projections for childhood cancer

Travelling for Treatment

Barriers to bowel cancer screening