Streams of work
The Daffodil Centre is a leading research centre on cancer control and policy – providing timely and relevant evidence to national and international policy-makers to inform best-practice decision-making in cancer control. We are focused on reducing the incidence, morbidity and mortality associated with cancer and on improving the quality of life of people with a cancer diagnosis.
Working across four research hubs are several collaborative streams of research.
The Cancer-Patient Population Projections (Cancer-PPP) project will determine the projected number of patients of cancers of the colorectum, breast, lung, multiple myeloma, melanoma and pan-tumour biomarker related cancers over the next five years, by developing or refining the Daffodil Centre’s world renowned, extensively published and validated predictive platform, Policy1. This work will play a vital role in informing future health technology assessments.
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.
Smoking is the most important preventable risk factor for ill health in Australia, with over 9% of Australians still smoking. Nearly two in three smokers will die prematurely because of their smoking with the harms associated with smoking inequitably distributed in the population.
We produce evidence supporting implementation of innovations to positively impact cancer control and care. We use qualitative and quantitative methods to deliver priority-driven, co-designed, and implementation-ready solutions to enhance cancer practice and policy.