Australian Cancer Atlas unpacks cancer burden by locality
Australians can now discover the impact of cancer in their suburb or town, with the launch of a new cutting-edge Australian Cancer Atlas.
The interactive digital cancer atlas shows national patterns in cancer incidence and survival rates based on where people live for 20 of the most common cancers in Australia - such as lung, breast and bowel cancer – likely reflecting the characteristics, lifestyles and access to health services in the area.
This world-leading project, led by researchers from Cancer Council Queensland, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and FrontierSI, will give health agencies and policy makers a better understanding of geographic disparities and health requirements across the country.
For more information and to visit the Australian Cancer Atlas visit https://atlas.cancer.org.au.