The Queensland Head and Neck Cancer Centre (QHNCC) established in 2012 at Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) is the vision of the PAH Head and Neck Service. This concept was a five-year project to better understand, prevent, diagnose and treat head and neck cancer in Australia. The Centre is a Queensland first, and one of only two in Australia and additionally will strengthen clinical, research and educational links to South East Asia.

Head and neck cancers are increasing in incidence in Australia and treatment is complex. A dynamic group of Queensland scientists and clinicians with the shared common knowledge surrounding the challenges of head and neck cancers collaborated to realise the need for the Centre.

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Internationally recognised as a multidisciplinary Centre of Excellence for Head and Neck Cancer Research and Treatment.


Reduce the impact of Head and Neck Cancer on the community through scientific discoveries and their translation into better clinical outcomes.

Our Purpose

The QHNCC seeks to deliver novel diagnostic and treatment modalities and provide advanced education programs for head and neck cancer. In addition, the QHNCC will train a range of health care workers from Queensland and Southeast Asia in capacity-building skills for our region and to strengthen Queensland’s links with major Asian economies.


We stand for, and our work is underpinned by, a commitment to:

  • Putting patient and community needs at the centre of all that we do.
  • Working together through an integrated and multidisciplinary approach.
  • Improved outcomes through research and quality delivery of care.
  • Translational research with measurable clinical outcomes.
  • Innovation through application.
  • Openness to critical appraisal and accountability.
  • An evidence-based approach.
  • Fostering future academic and clinical leaders.