Cancer research

Cancer is a rapidly changing field with new and emerging detection methods and treatment.

Page last updated: 16 March 2016

Research in cancer is supported in a number of ways.

National Health and Medical Research Council and Cancer Australia

Substantial support for research into better treatments for cancer is provided through the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia's peak body for supporting health and medical research; and Cancer Australia which oversees a dedicated budget for research into cancer.

Specific research

In addition, the Department of Health and Ageing supports specific research through the:

Prostate cancer research centres

Prostate cancer research centres

Three dedicated prostate cancer research centres have been funded to develop improved diagnostic tests, screening tools and treatments for prostate cancer. The three centres collaborate with each other to lead the co-ordination of prostate cancer research in Australia, and to progress the understanding and management of prostate cancer. The three centres are:
  • Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre @ Epworth (APCRC @ Epworth) located at Epworth Hospital in Richmond, Victoria;
  • Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre - Queensland (APCRC-Q) located at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and hosted by the Queensland University of Technology; and
  • Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre - NSW (APCRC-NSW) located at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre in Sydney, NSW.Top of page

Page last reviewed: March 2016