About the ABC Team

The ABC Study is run by the Cancer Epidemiology Division at Cancer Council Victoria. The Division conducts a range of research aimed at identifying the factors that contribute to, or protect against, the development of cancer. It has a multidisciplinary team of epidemiologists, statisticians, dieticians, data managers and support staff, and a strong focus on investigating the roles of genetics, lifestyle and nutrition in the development of cancer.

Principal investigators:

Professor Roger Milne

BCom, BSW, BA, MSc, PhD, Head, Cancer Epidemiology Division

Professor Graham Giles, AM

BSc, MSc, PhD, Distinguished Research Fellow

Dr Fiona Bruinsma

BBSc, Grad Dip App Psych, MA, PhD, Senior Manager, Research Operations

A/Prof Brigid Lynch

BSc, MScs Comm, PhD, Deputy Head, Cancer Epidemiology Division

Professor Melissa Southey

PhD, Grad Dip Law, FHGSA, FFSc (RCPA), Chair of Precision Medicine, Monash University


ABC Study Project Staff:

Study Manager - Theresa Whalen, MPH

Project Officers - Jaclyn Higgins, Annie Curtis, Katherinne Klattenhoff, Beverley Pitruzzello

 team 2091

Pictured, from left to right: Annie Curtis, Jessica Ince, Christina Hatzis, Theresa Whalen, Katherinne Klattenhoff,  Dr. Fiona Bruinsma, and Jaclyn Higgins.






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Cancer Epidemiology Division
Cancer Council Victoria
615 St Kilda Road
Melbourne 3004, Australia