ABC Study - Cancer Concil Victoria
Percentage of participants by age group

ABC Study: Progress Update

Since its launch in late 2014, over 50,000 participants have fully completed ABC Study enrolment. Altogether 56,348 participants completed the online questionnaire and 51,575 of those provided a DNA sample (from saliva or blood) - THANK YOU!

Read more

Sugar-sweetened soft drinks and cancer

We know that consuming too much sugar can lead to obesity. Drinking sugary drinks, such as soft drinks, can lead to increased abdominal fat and can increase your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Read more

Brigid Lynch

Catch up with Associate Professor Brigid Lynch

Associate Professor Brigid Lynch is a Senior Researcher within the Cancer Epidemiology Division at Cancer Council Victoria. Brigid coordinates the Accelerometer Study within the ABC Study.

Read more

Update: ABC Accelerometer Study

The ABC Accelerometer (ACM) Study aims to recruit approximately 4,000 of the 10,000 ABC Study participants who have provided a blood sample. Study participants wear two devices (waist-worn Actigraph® GT3X+ and thigh-worn activPALTM) for 7 consecutive days. Actigraphs are worn during waking hours, while activPALs are worn 24 hours a day.

Read more

fruit and veg

ABC Study to begin faecal sample collection

The human microbiome is the composition of microorganisms (e.g. bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites) and microbial products that inhabit the human body. Recent research interest has focussed on the gastrointestinal (gut) microbiome and its effects on health and disease, including cancer. The ABC Study will pilot faecal sample collection later this year.

Read more

Have you changed contact details?

It is really important that you let us know if your contact details change, so we can stay in touch.

Please use this form to submit new details.

Update now

If you prefer, you can contact us by phone on 1800 688 419 or email us to change your details. Please be sure to include your full name and date of birth, so we know we are updating this information for the correct person.

Questions ? Send us a message or call 1800 688 419

If you wish to Opt out of this type of email communication, click here

Please send your comments about this email to

Contact Us | Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | © Cancer Council Victoria. All Rights Reserved