The diagnosis of a gynaecological cancer, or cancer of the female reproductive system, is life changing for women and their families.

  • Every day in Australia, 18 women are diagnosed with gynaecological cancer and 5 women will die from the disease.
  • In Australia, 1 in 23 women are at risk of developing a gynaecological cancer sometime in their life.
  • Endometrial/uterine cancer is the most common, followed by ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal.

The Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer is committed to improving  a woman’s cancer journey from the day they are diagnosed. The small team carries an enormous responsibility in finding kinder, gentler and more effective treatments that provide the best possible care and allow women to lead the best possible life after cancer treatment.

The Centre works closely with cancer patients and oncology groups to:

  • Find causes for gynaecological cancer;
  • Prevent gynaecological cancer; and
  • Deliver and develop the world-best standard of treatment and care for women experiencing gynaecological cancer.

The Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer’s world-leading research and clinical trials have bettered the lives of many women diagnosed with gynaecological cancer, and their vulval cancer research and endometrial cancer trials are recognised as the best in the world. Because of the Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer, women with early-stage endometrial cancer are able to completely avoid unnecessary hysterectomies, or undergo laparoscopic surgery in place of a traditional open hysterectomy. This is particularly important to women who wish to retain their fertility.

Donations in support of the Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer will mean the Centre can find kinder, gentler and more effective gynaecological cancer treatments, reach more women through their clinical trials, and bring research findings to the public sooner.