Cancer Epidemiology and Services Research

The Cancer Epidemiology and Services Research (CESR) group is part of the Sydney School of Public Health at the University of Sydney. The group was established in 2010 as a partnership between the Cancer Institute NSW and The University of Sydney.

CESR aims to strengthen cancer epidemiology and cancer services research in NSW and thus contribute to reducing the burden of cancer in the community. A particular area of focus is the use of population-based linked datasets for cancer research.

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About us

Our mission is to undertake high quality cancer epidemiology and cancer services research and analysis that addresses priorities of the NSW Cancer Plan and informs cancer control policy and practice. CESR focuses on four core activities to achieve its objectives:

  • Conducts cancer epidemiology research across the spectrum of cancer control
  • Provides formal and informal education for postgraduate students and professionals working in cancer policy or practice
  • Builds capacity in epidemiological research, with a focus on increasing the quantity and quality of studies that draw on existing population-based registries and databases managed by the Cancer Institute NSW
  • Engages with local, national and international groups to promote cancer epidemiology and cancer services research and their translation into cancer control policy and services

Location

The group’s main office is in the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse alongside Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney in Camperdown. The group is also co-located at the Cancer Institute NSW and a number of staff split their time between the two sites.

Main office
Level 6, The Lifehouse (C39Z)
119-143 Missenden Road
Camperdown NSW 2050
AUSTRALIA

For general enquiries contact:
Prof Jane Young
T: + 61 2 8627 1559