What is the RESoURCES program?

RESoURCES, short for Rare and Emerging Subtypes of Under-Researched Cancers; Epidemiological Studies, is a Cancer Council Victoria program bringing together several studies that aim to investigate less- common cancer types.

Epidemiological studies of cancer require large numbers of cases. This makes cancer types such as breast cancer and prostate cancer easier to study, but leaves less-common types of cancers under-researched. With this in mind, Cancer Council Victoria has created the RESoURCES program to bring together under one mantle a suite of studies that use similar methodologies and data collection tools to investigate under- researched cancers. You have received this newsletter because you participate in one of the following RESoURCES studies:

  • Epidemiology of Multiple Myeloma in Australia (EMMA)

    Aims to provide information that will contribute to the prevention of multiple myeloma and related conditions.

  • CONFIRM Kidney Cancer Project (also known as CARE Study - Collaborative Australian Renal carcinoma Epidemiology)

    Aims to investigate the causes of renal malignancies.

  • Forgotten Cancers Project (FCP)

    Aims to find out more about the causes of less- common cancers.

  • Lymphoma, Lifestyle, Environment & Family Study (LEAF)

    Aims to investigate risk factors for follicular lymphoma.

  • Australian Genomics and Clinical Outcomes of High-Grade Glioma (AGOG)

    Aims to learn more about lifestyle and hereditary factors that contribute to the development of glioma.

We hope that this newsletter will help you stay up to date on our researchers’ work in this area and show you how your participation and the data you contributed aid our efforts to understand and control less-common cancers. Below, we highlight some of the work being done using FCP, CONFIRM and EMMA. Our work is ongoing – our researchers are currently using AGOG and LEAF data to conduct analyses, and we continue to develop further collaborations for the FCP. We will update you in future newsletters about these exciting developments.