Cancer Biology

Head and neck cancer are diverse, and increasingly prevalent. The Centre has adopted a multidisciplinary approach investigating numerous aspects of head and neck cancer in order to improve patient outcomes and increase our understanding of the disease.

  • ResearchDSC_0494_5_web_large
    • Individualising care in head and neck cancer using genetic markers of cancer progression to guide drug target selection in a mouse model.
    • Tissue microarray analysis of oropharyngeal SCC tumour specimens.
    • Defining the role of HPV in the causation of oral cavity cancers in non-smokers / Viral oncogenesis in oral squamous cell carcinoma.
    • Studying the factors involved in the perineural spread of cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck.
    • Studies on squamous carcinoma formation and the development of novel therapies.


  • ¬†CollaborationsIMG_0188_3_web_large
    • Princess Alexandra Hospital
    • QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
    • UQ Diamantina Institute
    • Translational Research Institute
  • Key Personnel
    • Prof Ben Panizza
    • A/Prof Nick Saunders
    • Prof Peter Parsons
    • Dr Glen Boyle
    • Prof David Whiteman
    • Dr Annika Antonsson.