This year, nearly 150,000 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer and 50,000 will succumb to the disease. While medical research has delivered major improvements in survival rates for many types of cancer, others have remained stagnant for decades.

Our scientists investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the development, growth, and metastases of tumours, as well as the complex relationship between the immune system and cancer. Their breakthrough discoveries are used to find better ways to detect, diagnose and treat a range of cancers.

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.