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About Us

About Us

The Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre – Queensland (APCRC-Q) is a dedicated, disease-specific national prostate cancer research centre, based in Brisbane.

The APCRC-Q was established in 2008 as a joint initiative between Queensland University of Technology's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and the Princess Alexandra Hospital.  Led by Professor Colleen Nelson, APCRC-Q is modelled on the successful Vancouver Prostate Centre at Vancouver General Hospital in Canada, of which Prof Nelson is a co-founder. In early 2009, we were awarded a $7.5 million Commonwealth grant from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Later that year, we launched the Multidisciplinary Team Clinic (MDT) for Advanced Prostate Cancer.  We were awarded additional funding of $6.2 million from the Australian Department of Health and Ageing in May 2013.

We are based at the Translational Research Institute, with affiliate researchers at Queensland University of Technology, University of Queensland, Griffith University, and other institutes around Australia and Canada. We focus exclusively on prostate cancer, and are a hub for prostate cancer research in Brisbane. We are assembled into a multidisciplinary framework that integrates research activities from discovery through to clinical trials.

The APCRC-Q  links to multiple Institutes with advanced technologies in Queensland, in order to encourage and foster applications of their respective expertise to prostate cancer. We collaborate with major prostate cancer research groups and relevant clinical societies, both in Australia and overseas.

Upcoming Events

Sep 23, 2018 - Sep 26, 2018 ComBio 2018
International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney
Oct 10, 2018 - Oct 12, 2018 42nd World Hospital Congress
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Apr 13, 2019 - Apr 16, 2019 USANZ 2019
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre