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RESoURCES program

What is the RESoURCES program?

RESoURCES, short for Rare and Emerging Subtypes of Under-Researched Cancers; Epidemiological Studies, is a Cancer Council Victoria program created to bring together several studies that use similar methodologies and data collection tools to investigate less-common cancer types.

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Is physical activity associated with risk of glioma or survival following a diagnosis of glioma?

Gliomas are a group of central nervous system (brain) tumours.  Using data collected in the AGOG study researchers examined whether there was a link between physical activity at different stages of life and the risk of being diagnosed with glioma.

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Multiple Primary Cancer Study

Developing a second primary cancer is not uncommon, with second cancers making up 14% of all new cancers. A small number of people develop three or more unrelated primary cancers in their lifetime. Previous research has shown that among people diagnosed with three or more primary tumours (multiple primary cancers), less common tumour types appear more frequently than expected. This analysis will study the genes of people diagnosed with three or more primary tumours to identify new and potentially rare genetic variants that may increase a person’s susceptibility to cancer.

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Overview of the LEAF Study

The Lymphoma, Environment and Family (LEAF) Study is examining factors that increase the risk of follicular lymphoma, one of the most common types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Researchers at the University of NSW and Cancer Council Victoria led this multi-state study which recruited people newly diagnosed with follicular lymphoma and their sibling or partner.

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