Queensland Molecular Tumour Board

About the Queensland Molecular Tumour Board

The Queensland Molecular Tumour Board (QMTB) is a specialist form of multidisciplinary team meeting where cases are discussed, and state-of-the-art molecular diagnostics informs patient care. It is an initiative of the Australian Translational Genomics Centre (ATGC), and includes physicians, oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, genomic specialists (scientists and bioinformaticians), and researchers.

The QMTB will meet monthly and be hosted by the ATGC based at Princess Alexandra Hospital. The meetings will be open to cancer clinicians state-wide, whether they be in public or private practice.  Those unable to attend in person can join the meeting using Zoom teleconference facilities.

If you would like to be added to the QMTB mailing list, please contact atgc@qut.edu.au.

2020 Meeting Schedule

QMTB meetings are held 7.30am-8.15am on the second Wednesday of the month, Room 2004 at Translational Research Institute. A light breakfast will be provided from 7.15am. Get directions to TRI.

For 2020, recurring Zoom teleconference details are in place for meetings, Meeting ID: 766 410 060


12th February     Slides from the February 2020 meeting.

11th March     Slides from the March 2020 meeting  (Including education talk by Illumina).       

8th April         No Meeting       

13th May     Slides from the May 2020 meeting  (Including education talk by XING Cancer Care).

10th June

8th July

August TBC

9th September

14th October

11th November

9th December


QMTB Steering Committee

Associate Professor Paul Leo (ATGC, QUT)

Associate Professor Brett Hughes (Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital/The Prince Charles Hospital)

Professor Sabe Sabesan (Townsville Hospital)

Professor Ken O’Byrne (Princess Alexandra Hospital/QUT)

Professor Euan Walpole (Princess Alexandra Hospital)

QMTB Moderator

Professor Ken O’Byrne (Princess Alexandra Hospital/QUT)


The Queensland Molecular Tumour Board case submission form can be downloaded here: QMTB Case Submission Form – Solid Tumours

Once completed, please return the form to atgc@qut.edu.au

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact the Translational Genomics Group.


      Previous Meetings

The inaugural QMTB meeting was held on Wednesday 10th October 2018 at Translational Research Institute, on the grounds of Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane. Click here to download the slides from the first meeting.

Click here to download the slides from the November 2018 meeting.


2019 Meetings


13th February  Slides from the February 2019 meeting.

13th March  Slides from the March 2019 meeting.

10th April     Slides from the April 2019 meeting.

8th May         Slides from the May 2019 meeting.

12th June       No Meeting

10th July        Slides from the July 2019 meeting.

August (TBC)       No Meeting           

11th September    No Meeting

9th October    Slides from the October 2019 meeting.

13th November   Slides from the November 2019 meeting.  Including education talk by MolecularMatch.       

11th December       No Meeting