Paving the way to a brighter future

Annual Report 2021

Research is the gateway to Cancer Council Queensland’s vision of a cancer free future. In 2021, 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 2021.

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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

Survival among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples diagnosed with cancer

Inequities in breast cancer management and survival

The Australian Cancer Atlas 2.0

The Australian Childhood Cancer Registry

Cancer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

Identifying disparities in outcomes for children with cancer in Australia

Incidence and survival trends for childhood tumours of the central nervous system

Improving cancer survivorship for rural and regional patients

Designing interventions to increase bowel cancer screening

Mental health and cancer risk behaviours