Although our understanding of most human afflictions has improved in recent decades, survival rates for those with brain cancer have hardly changed in 30 years.

Our research groups have set the ambitious target of not only improving the quality of life for those who suffer brain cancer, but doubling the survival rate.

One child dies every nine days in Australia from brain cancer, making it the deadliest condition for those in this age bracket.

Related research aims to identify the genetic factors and cellular signalling that lead to the development and spread of brain cancer, and identifying new drug targets that may be beneficial to halting and diminishing its impact.

Explore our groups

Children’s Brain Cancer Centre
Australia’s first research initiative solely focused on paediatric brain cancer, treatment, and survivorship.
Molecular breast pathology
Our research focuses on the molecular and cellular basis of breast cancer development, improving the way we predict the risk of relapse, and finding better ways to treat this disease.

Meet some of our researchers

Professor Gregory Monteith
Greg studies cellular signalling in disease and the identification of new drug targets.
Professor Brandon Wainwright
Leads a lab focused on understanding the genetic pathways behind medulloblastoma, a type of brain tumour that occurs predominantly in children.