Health Systems and Psycho-Oncology Research Program

The Health Systems and Psycho-Oncology Research Program is focused on identifying and improving key challenges related to social and geographic inequities in cancer-related outcomes, prostate cancer survivorship, bowel cancer screening, and community engagement with cancer organisations.

Improving participation in bowel cancer screening

Background One in 13 Australians will be diagnosed with bowel cancer in their lifetime. If it is diagnosed early, five-year relative survival rates following treatment are higher than 90%. Improving early diagnosis of bowel cancer is key to improving survival, reducing deaths, and reducing healthcare costs associated with treatment. Participation in the National Bowel Cancer…

Travelling for Treatment

The Travelling for Treatment project aims to understand more about the experiences of regional Queenslanders who must travel to receive cancer treatment. Participants include guests staying at the Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ) accommodation lodges and their carers. The accommodation lodges are independent living facilities that provide a home away from home for those who need…