ACEMS Public Lecture: Cancer and You

Name:ACEMS Public Lecture: Cancer and You
Calendar:1-day meetings & lectures
When:Thu, November 21, 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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ACEMS Public Lecture

Date & Time: Thursday 21 November; 5:30–7:30pm
Venue: QUT Gardens Point – Room P419, P Building, level 4, 2 George Street, Brisbane
Speaker: Dr Susanna Cramb, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, QUT
Title: Cancer and You: Understanding the Australian Cancer Atlas


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?

Susanna Cramb and Cancer Map of Australia

About the Speaker

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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Location:QUT Gardens Point - Room P419, P Building, level 4 2 George Street Brisbane Map
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