CED research

The Cancer Epidemiology Division runs a number of major research programs, including:

The Australia Breakthrough Cancer Study (ABC Study) Platform

A longitudinal study investigating the role that our genes, lifestyle and environment play in the development of cancer and other non-communicable diseases.

The Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (Health 2020) Platform

A longitudinal study of diet, health, lifestyle and genetics and the risk of cancer and other non-communicable diseases.

The Prostate Cancer Program

Studies exploring gene-environment interactions and the risk of prostate cancer.

The Diet & Nutrition Program

Develops dietary assessment methods for epidemiological studies, and provides a dietary assessment service to researchers.


The study of rare and emerging subtypes or under-researched cancers. the RESoURCES Program includes the following studies:

CED Publications

Click here for a list of CED peer-reviewed publications by year.