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Programs and studies

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

The Australian Breakthrough Cancer Study (ABC Study)

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

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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.

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The Prostate Cancer Program

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

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The Diet and Nutrition Program

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

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The Rare or Under-Researched Cancers Program (RESoURCES)

A Cancer Council Victoria program bringing together several studies that aim to investigate less-common cancer types. It includes the following studies: 

CED publications

View all the CED peer-reviewed publications by year.