The Epidemiology Research Program aims to understand patterns and trends in cancer incidence, prevalence, mortality and survival with a view to identifying areas of improvement or need, and to investigate factors that impact on diagnosis, clinical management, health services delivery and cancer outcomes.
There are five major themes of research in this area:
- Cancer in Indigenous Australians
- Cancer in Children
- Breast Cancer Outcomes
- UV Exposure, Vitamin D and Melanoma
- Analysis and Reporting of Cancer Statistics and Patterns
The program also provides in-house statistical and methodological support across the research activities of the Viertel Centre and Cancer Council Queensland more generally.