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ACEMS Public Lecture Series: Cancer and You

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QUT Gardens Point - Room P419, P Building, level 4

2 George Street

Brisbane, QLD 4000

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Cancer and You: Understanding the Australian Cancer Atlas

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One in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and cancer remains a confronting diagnosis. Also confronting, is the variation in diagnosis rates and survival between different neighbourhoods, as revealed by the Australian Cancer Atlas.

The Cancer Atlas divided Australia into 2148 populated areas, and showed that some areas have much higher rates of cancer diagnosis than others. Sadly, some areas have lower cancer survival than others, but these patters varied between the 20 different cancer types examined.

This talk will highlight the key findings from the Cancer Atlas, give insight to the methods and data used, and answer the question: what do the results mean for you?

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Dr Susanna Cramb is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, QUT. Awarded as a Superstar of STEM by Science and Technology Australia, her research has mainly focussed on using complex modelling techniques to investigate the spatial chronic disease patterns in Queensland and across Australia.

Her findings have been used to guide health policy.

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QUT Gardens Point - Room P419, P Building, level 4

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