Cancer

We’re investigating how cancer starts developing, and exploring ways to better diagnose, detect and treat life-threatening cases.

One in two Australian men and women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85

Cancer occurs when cells become abnormal and continue to grow uncontrollably, forming masses or tumours.

Our scientists research into the molecular mechanisms underlying the development, growth and metastasis of tumours, as well as the relationship between the innate immune system and cancer.

Our research is leading to the discovery and development of treatments and therapies to improve clinical outcomes and survival rates and quality of life.

Cancers we research

“One in two Australian men and women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85” Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2019. Cancer in Australia: In brief 2019. Cancer series no. 122. Cat no. CAN 126. Canberra: AIHW.