At December 2013 CLEAR Study has collected data from almost 10,000 people with and without cancer to provide a better understanding of the genetic and environmental causes of cancer in NSW. Data and blood samples are now available to the cancer research community (subject to appropriate scientific and ethical approval). See Info for Researchers.
The CLEAR Study is an open resource. Scientists may apply to use questionnaire data and blood samples for any cancer research project, subject to scientific and ethical approval, without collaboration with Cancer Council NSW.
We invite researchers to join us for a discussion about possible collaborative projects. At CCNSW we are particularly interested in collaborations which can bring expertise outside our areas of content knowledge, such as laboratory science. New collaborators are welcome. Please email email@example.com with initial enquiries.
Scientists at Cancer Council NSW will be using CLEAR questionnaire data and blood samples to evaluate risk factors for cancer. Particular areas of interest will be links between cancer and:
- Infectious agents
- Hormones (exogenous and endogenous)
- Sun exposure, and sleep patterns
- BMI/physical activity
- Tooth loss