Thursday 21 November, 6pm-7pm
Room P419, Building P, Level 4, QUT, Gardens Point Campus, 2 George Street, Brisbane
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 patterns varied between the twenty different cancer types examined.
Everyone is welcome. If you’re aged 12+ years and interested, this talk is for you!
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.