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Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre - Queensland (APCRC-Q)

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Queensland University of Technology

The Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre – Queensland (APCRC-Q) is a dedicated, disease-specific national prostate cancer research centre, based in Brisbane. As a partnership between Queensland University of Technology and the Princess Alexandra Hospital, the Centre’s strength lies in the breadth of its research programs across the translational research pipeline. This underpins the Centre’s capability to accelerate scientific discoveries into improved clinical outcomes for patients. With more than 85 academic and clinical faculty, researchers and trainees, APCRC-Q spans the full spectrum of prostate cancer research – including discovery, diagnostic and therapeutic development, and health services – through the dedication and passion of a large, coordinated, multidisciplinary biomedical, clinical and public health research team.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Cancer genomics
  • Cancer transcriptomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Studies in molecular pathology
  • Investigations into cancer cell biology
  • Preclinical imaging and therapeutic evaluation
  • Molecular diagnostics with circulating tumour cells
  • Clinical trials

Facilities and major equipment

  • Physical Containment Class 2 (PC2) Laboratory
  • Translational Research Institute Core Facilities
  • Facilities at Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Facilities at Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation

Number of research staff

20–100 research staff


Level 1, Building 1, Princess Alexandra Hospital, 199 Ispwich Road, Woolloongabba, 4102

Lead researcher

  • Professor Colleen Nelson—Awarded a 2016 Australian Laureate Fellowship for research into Australian rock art history, conservation and Indigenous wellbeing

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre
  • Research Hospital

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Last updated:
3 June 2019