Australian Breakthrough Cancer (ABC) Study

The Australian Breakthrough Cancer (ABC) Study is working with over 50,000 Australians to investigate the causes of cancer and other diseases. This study investigates the roles that our genes, lifestyle and environment play in the development of diseases to better understand the ways that they can be treated or prevented.

The ABC Study collects information that will aim to further develop ways of predicting an individual's risk of cancer, it will also refine evaluation of various cancer prevention strategies and the benefits they offer. 

The study is a long-term study, tracking the health of Australians over a number of years, and building a large set of health-related information essential for making breakthroughs in the prevention of cancer and other diseases.

Who can take part?

You can take part in the ABC Study if you're an Australian resident, 40 to 74 years of age, and you've never been diagnosed with cancer, other than non-melanoma skin cancer. 

The study commenced in November 2014, and if you are interested in taking part you can register at

For further information please email


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