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.
Breast Cancer Clinical and Population Health
This stream of research encompasses clinical and population health studies and aims to provide new evidence to guide policy and practice in breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and prognostication.
Breast Cancer Policy and Evaluation
This stream of work is building evidence on the benefits, potential harms and costs of different approaches to optimise early detection and treatment of breast cancer and ultimately save more lives.
Cancer-Patient Population Projections
This stream of research 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.
Cervical Cancer and HPV
This stream has helped to lead the global agenda on cervical cancer elimination and made a significant contribution to both national and international policy development for cervical cancer control.
Gastrointestinal Cancers Policy and Evaluation
This stream is developing a multi-stage program to address gastrointestinal cancer control challenges with a focus on the two highest burden cancers – colorectal and liver.
Genomics and Precision Health
Integrating individual and population-level genomic, lifestyle, and medical information for successful precision health: tailoring the right intervention and support to the right population at the right time.
The Health Economics Stream is committed to finding innovative ways to organise and deliver cancer services, while ensuring equitable health outcomes and patient centred care.
Lung Cancer Policy and Evaluation
This stream is providing an evidence base for improving and sustaining tobacco control, optimising and implementing lung cancer screening, identifying effective and cost-effective lung cancer therapies, and ensuring equity in lung cancer care.
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.
Melanoma and Skin Cancer
This multidisciplinary research stream works across the skin cancer control continuum including aetiology, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.
This multidisciplinary stream of research is focused on informing policy and improving the way healthcare is delivered for women with, and at risk of, ovarian 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.
The stream provides analytical, methodological and systematic literature review expertise across the Daffodil Centre’s four research hubs.