Principal Advisor: Professor Jason Pole

Email: j.pole@uq.edu.au

Research group page: Administrative data analytics

Organisational unit: Centre for Health Services Research

In Australia, over the last 30-years, survival among AYA (15-24 years) diagnosed with cancer has dramatically risen: from 5-year survival rates in 1990s below 60% to current 5-year survival rates above 90%. In Australia, it is estimated there are approximately 52,500 AYA cancer survivors (growing by 850/year). AYA cancer survivors are at increased risk of a growing litany of mental, physical and financial health consequences directly related to diagnosis and treatment. Using linked cancer registry and administrative health data, project can explore one or several long-term outcomes among AYA. Exploring inequality among rural and remote AYA survivors is of special interest. Data access could come from collaborations with Cancer Alliance Queensland.