Centre for Cancer Biology

The Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB) is an Australian Medical Research Institute which carries out a world-class program of innovative research, making breakthrough discoveries in the fundamental biology of cancer, and translating these discoveries into new ways to prevent and treat cancer.

The CCB is an alliance between SA Pathology and the University of South Australia and boasts the largest concentration of cancer research in South Australia.
The CCB is committed to conducting world-class discovery research on the biology of cancer; translate research discoveries into better treatments; mentor, train and inspire cancer researchers and the community; and to be a strong and sustainable medical research institute.

Our 18 research themes focus on the major cancers such as leukaemia, bowel cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, skin cancers and childhood cancers.

Our laboratories are led by distinguished researchers who investigate a broad spectrum of solid and blood cancers, focusing on the specialised areas of gene regulation, molecular signalling, tumour microenvironment, translational oncology and cancer genomics. Our Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) Facilities also provide access to state-of-the-art genomics and imaging research equipment, computing technology and bioinformatics expertise to bring precision medicine to South Australian cancer patients.