Lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer in Australia, with around 13,000 new cases and 8,500 deaths from the disease every year. Lung cancer screening offers an opportunity to save thousands of Australian lives but there are still many questions to answer. This stream of research involves a team of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and mathematicians who are focused on driving reductions in lung cancer mortality (MRFF #1200535). The team’s research is working towards 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.
The team’s current areas of focus include: