Cancer Research

Together we can make a difference in the lives of people with cancer.

It’s a sad and confronting reality that one in two Queenslanders will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

There are currently almost 200 000 people living in Queensland who have heard the words “you’ve got cancer”. They are three small words but they can have a huge impact— on the patient, as well as
their family and friends.

And numbers continue to rise. Cancer is currently the fourth leading cause of death in Australia. Between 1982 and 2011, the number of new cases of cancers diagnosed in Australia increased by 40 per cent*.

At Mater, we believe that no one diagnosed with cancer should have their life cut short by this disease.

Cancer Biology and Care is a priority; we aim to accelerate cancer research and improve prevention, detection, and treatment and ultimately to make cancer a treatable, non-fatal disease.

Research is the single greatest tool we have in the fight against cancer. This is why Mater is heavily focused both on treating cancer today, and improving diagnostics and treatments for patients into the future.

Right now, a number of promising research projects are underway at Mater Research—including research into breast, prostate and gynaecological cancers, as well as projects focused on treating cancer and making
chemotherapy safer for patients.

Your fundraising will be invested in innovative research to make chemotherapy safer.

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Research is the greatest tool we have
in the fight against cancer.