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Queensland Government

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Viertel Cancer Research Centre (CRC)

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Cancer Council Queensland

Formerly known as Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control (VCRCC).

Cancer research is fundamental to Cancer Council Queensland's vision of a cancer-free Queensland. The Viertel Cancer Research Centre conducts research in cancer control with a focus on issues of importance to Queenslanders. We conduct research in three main areas: psycho-oncology (understanding the impact of cancer, how we can improve psychosocial outcomes, and how we can translate these results into improved cancer services); epidemiology (understanding patterns and trends in cancer diagnosis and survival to identify areas of improvement or need); and community engagement (helping to understand, support and work with the community to improve cancer control).


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Applied research in psycho-oncology
  • Community-based research in cancer control
  • Geospatial mapping of cancer outcomes
  • Descriptive epidemiology of cancer
  • Research into community engagement for cancer control
  • Epidemiology of paediatric cancer

Number of research staff

20–100 research staff


Cancer Council Queensland, 553 Gregory Terrace, Fortitude Valley QLD, 4004

Lead researchers

  • Professor Jeffrey Dunn—Expertise in quantum information and measurement theory, open quantum systems, quantum feedback control and quantum mechanics
  • Professor Geoff Pryde—Research expertise in quantum information, computation and communication as well as quantum measurement and control
  • Professor Joan Voccaro—Expertise in quantam physics, quantum thermodynamics and quantum theory of time

Organisation type

  • Not-for-profit

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Last updated:
3 June 2019