Lung cancer

This year, more Australians will die from lung cancer than from any other cancer. Lung cancer causes more than one million deaths globally each year, including 9000 people in Australia.


Though cancer survival rates have improved overall, only 1 in 5 people diagnosed with lung cancer will still be alive 5 years after diagnosis. Our research into lung cancer is focused on developing new ways to detect and treat lung cancer through a better understanding of its biology.

Our lung cancer research

Our lung cancer researchers focuses on:

  • Understanding how normal lung cells develop, to determine what goes wrong when lung cancer develops.
  • Establishing new systems in which to study lung cancer biology and therapy.
  • Developing new approaches to treating lung cancer.
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