The Australian Cancer Atlas is a collaborative project being developed by statisticians, cancer researchers, visualisation experts and IT specialists from Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ), Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and representatives from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), supported by the FrontierSI (formerly the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information), with additional input from government, community members, consumers and the media. The Atlas has additional support from the Centre for Research Excellence in Prostate Cancer Survivorship.
The Atlas has been endorsed by the Australasian Association of Cancer Registries and Cancer Council Australia, and investigators access expertise from the Australian Research Council, Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS).
Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ)
Cancer Council Queensland is Queensland’s leading non-government community organisation in cancer control and is committed to providing all Queenslanders with the best possible prospects of preventing, detecting, effectively treating and surviving a cancer diagnosis. CCQ receives no government funding and depends on the support of its thousands of donors and volunteers to achieve the goal of a cancer free future.
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
QUT is one of Australia’s fastest growing research universities with a global outlook and a real-world focus. Our world-class centres and institutes include the Institute for Future Environments and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers, which are home to major national and global research collaborations that deliver solutions for the challenges of today and the future.
FrontierSI (formerly the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information)
FrontierSI brings the best people together to solve the most complex spatial problems and always asks how data can be better used to understand what is happening around us. For over 15 years FrontierSI has been delivering tangible outcomes and creating measurable benefits for its government, industry and university partners. FrontierSI is a not-for-profit, partner-based organisation with expertise in positioning, geodesy, spatial infrastructures and rapid spatial analytics. They lead, formulate, manage and deliver collaborative projects that have made significant impacts across health, agriculture, natural resources, climate change, defence and the built environment throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
The AIHW is a major national agency producing independent, relevant and reliable health and welfare information and statistics to support better decisions, leading to better health and wellbeing for Australians. The AIHW informs policy development and public discussion by producing reports, datasets and other products—adding to the evidence base that is critical to good policy making and effective service delivery. The AIHW’s Cancer and Screening Unit compiles national data sets and analyses and reports a variety of statistics on cancer and the national bowel, breast and cervical cancer screening programs.