ABC Study - Cancer Concil Victoria

We are pleased to share with you the 8th annual Australian Breakthrough Cancer (ABC) Study newsletter.

Commencing in 2014, the ABC Study is a long-term cohort study that will help us gain a better understanding of the role that our genes, lifestyle, and environment play in the development of cancer and other diseases the causes of cancer and other diseases.

Thank you again for your past participation – the study wouldn’t be possible without you. We have almost completed our first round of follow-up and have just commenced our second round. It’s important that we have your current contact details so that we can stay in touch with you over the life of the study - please complete the section below if you need to update your contact details.

Lifestyles and experiences change over time, and it is important that we capture these changes via our online study questionnaires.

In this newsletter we will update you on the study’s progress, introduce you to one of the study’s lead investigators, Dr Fiona Bruinsma, and provide an overview of some recent research conducted using the Health2020 study, an earlier cohort study undertaken by Cancer Council Victoria.

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Physical activity emerging as an important strategy for helping to prevent cancer

Cohort studies take time, particularly when looking at cancer as an outcome. It will be several years before the ABC Study has collected enough data to begin analysing them. Here we report on a recent analysis (using data from our older cohort study – Health 2020) examining physical activity as a strategy to reduce the risk of developing cancer.

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Catch-up with Dr Fiona Bruinsma

Fiona’s role is Senior Manager, Research Co-ordination within the Cancer Epidemiology Division at Cancer Council Victoria and she is an investigator on the ABC Study.

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

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