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Hub 3: Strengthening quality of life for people with cancer

The number of Australians living with and surviving cancer continues to increase. With almost 1.9 million Australians predicted to be living with a personal history of cancer by 2040, managing the impact of a cancer diagnosis is a growing challenge. With an emphasis on health service implementation, research is focused on strengthening approaches to management of cancer outcomes, survivorship, and psychosocial support.

Our researchers are working on:

  • Predicting future cancer incidence, prevalence and health services demand for cancer treatments in Australia
  • Optimising surveillance, clinical management and treatment outcomes for melanoma, prostate, rectal, head and neck, and lung cancer
  • Reducing unwarranted variations in cancer care pathways and outcomes
  • Managing cancer recurrence including, understanding risk factors and optimal clinical management
  • Optimising decision making for childhood brain cancer clinical trial enrolment
  • Engaging childhood cancer survivors with the health system to optimise surveillance and psychosocial well-being
  • Addressing challenges in supportive care, palliative care, psychosocial and quality of life impacts.

Streams of work connected to this hub

Mathematical Modelling

Mathematical modelling plays an increasingly important role in cancer control by helping to identify the most impactful and cost-effective ways to reduce the burden of cancer at a population level.

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Prostate Cancer

This stream is investigating all aspects of prostate cancer detection and patient care, including testing, active surveillance for men at risk and survivorship for men living with a diagnosis.

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Supportive Care and Patient Outcomes

The Supportive Care and Patient Outcomes stream aims to improve the quality of life of people living with cancer, cancer survivors, and their loved ones. Led by Professor Kate White, the stream develops approaches to meet the supportive care needs of cancer patients and their family.

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