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Cancer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland



The Cancer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland project was conducted by the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, and was a Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (CRCAH) project, hosted by The Lowitja Institute. The aim of this project was to assess differences in disease stage at cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survival between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in Queensland.

All Indigenous people residing in Queensland and diagnosed with cancer between 1997 and 2002 were identified through Queensland public hospitals or the Queensland Cancer Registry, and were eligible for inclusion. The main findings from the research indicated that:

Abstract adapted from the Lowitja Institute


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Related publications

Martin JH, Coory MD, Valery PC, Green AC (2009)

Association of diabetes with survival among cohorts of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians with cancer.

Cancer Causes & Control; 20(3): 355-360

Valery PC, Coory M, Stirling J, Green AC (2006)

Cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survival in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians: a matched cohort study.

The Lancet; 367(9525): 1842-1848

Coory MD, Green AC, Stirling J, Valery PC (2008)

Survival of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Queenslanders after a diagnosis of lung cancer: a matched cohort study.

Medical Journal of Australia; 188(10): 562-566


Last updated: 3 October 2014
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