World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day at QIMR Berghofer

February 4 is World Cancer Day, a global initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).

This year’s World Cancer Day’s theme, ‘I AM and I WILL’, is all about our commitment to act and work together and is a powerful reminder that we all have a role to play in reducing the global impact of cancer.

Working towards a cancer free future

World Cancer Day reminds us of the global burden of cancer and how each of us play our part in controlling the disease.

At QIMR Berghofer, we are working across 15 different types of cancer in 33 lab groups.

Led by the Head of the Cancer Program, Associate Professor Steven Lane, our researchers are working together in the global fight against cancer to build a healthier future.


Wall of Support

On World Cancer Day, our researchers are embracing the I AM and I WILL campaign.

I AM a research scientist & I WILL continue to help find answers to endometrial cancer through my genomics research.”

Associate Professor Dylan Glubb, Senior Research Officer in the Molecular Cancer Epidemiology Group.

I AM Associate Professor Michelle Hill and I WILL aim to reduce cancer mortality by developing new blood tests for screening and metabolism-targeted prevention approaches.”

Associate Professor Michelle Hill, Group Leader of the Precision and Systems BioMedicine Lab


I AM Associate Professor Tracy O’Mara and I WILL improve women’s health, using genetic datasets to aid in the prediction, prevention and treatment of endometrial cancer.”

Associate Professor Tracy O’Mara, Senior Research Officer in the Molecular Cancer Epidemiology Group 

I AM Associate Professor Louisa Gordon and I WILL continue to provide economic evidence on preventing, detecting, diagnosing and treating cancer to improve healthcare services for those affected.”

Associate Professor Louisa Gordon, Group Leader of Health Economics