Cancer research

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Your gift will help the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation to fast-track the search for solutions to the most pressing medical questions of our age and to ensure better health in our lifetime.

Why support cancer research?

In Australia, one in two men, and one in three women are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85.The cancer research program at our Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) is working to develop new treatments and better ways to fight cancer.

In Queensland alone nearly 21,000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year, and more than 7,000 will die of the disease. Prostate and lung cancer present two of the most serious threats: lung cancer is the number one killer of Australian men and prostate cancer is the second.

Working with experts on the frontlines

IHBI's Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre - Queensland (APCRC-Q) is based at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, and our researchers work closely with medical practitioners who care for and treat cancer patients. This means our prostate cancer research program is directly linked to the real experiences of people with cancer, their families and carers.

Addressing real-world challenges

Cancer research at IHBI is making an impact in providing better health in areas for people diagnosed with:

  • prostate cancer
  • breast cancer
  • ovarian cancer
  • endometrial cancer
  • lung cancer
  • melanoma
  • head and neck cancer
  • lymphoma.

In addition to improved treatments, our cancer research explores urgent aspects of this health issue including:

  • working to find the genetic origins of cancers
  • using personalised medicine to fight cancer
  • cancer prevention
  • cancer survivor health and wellbeing
  • compassionate and skilled end-of-life care for cancer patients.

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Philanthropy Officer (Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation)
Sharyn Tidswell


People diagnosed with cancer in Queensland each year.