“The impact of the Centre’s work has helped to inform public policy in areas such as tobacco control and geographic inequalities, guiding the development of cancer-related programs and services and enhancing protocols for clinical practice.”
– Prof Jeff Dunn AO, Cancer Council Queensland CEO
Annual Report 2015 – Improving the lives of Queenslanders
Over the past 12 years, the work of the Viertel Cancer Research Centre has had a major impact on cancer control in Queensland through translation of scientific findings into changes in public policy for cancer control, improved cancer programs and services, contributions to national cancer guidelines, and better access to accurate and timely cancer information for the people of Queensland, health care professionals and cancer researchers.
The Centre’s international scientific reputation and recognition have underpinned its impact, demonstrated by the Centre’s outstanding track record of publication in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and books, accreditation by the Commonwealth Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council, success in attracting competitive research funding and Fellowships, regular presentation of research findings in scientific forums, and professional service as part of the national and international research community.