Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (or Health 2020)
- Start Year
- Cohort recruitment was funded by Cancer Council Victoria [http://www.cancervic.org.au/] and VicHealth [https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/]. The MCCS was further supported by grants 209057, 251553 and 504711 from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) [http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/] and ongoing follow-up and data management has been funded by Cancer Council Victoria since 1995. Research related to mammographic density was supported by the Victorian Breast Cancer Research Consortium (VBCRC).
- Study design
- Population cohort
- Follow Up
- The first wave of active follow-up (follow-up 1) occurred between 1995 and 1998, approximately 4 years after recruitment for each participant. A second wave occurred between 2003 and 2007. Every year participants are sent a study newsletter, which includes a reminder to contact the study coordinator to update contact information. Passive follow-up: Participant addresses are updated using information from the Victorian Electoral Enrolment Register (every 6 months). Incident diagnosis of cancer and deaths are identified by at least annual record linkage to the Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) and the VictorianRegistry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Milne RL, Fletcher AS, MacInnis RJ, Hodge AM, Hopkins AH, Bassett JK, Bruinsma FJ, Lynch BM, Dugué PA, Jayasekara H, Brinkman MT, Popowski LV, Baglietto L, Severi G, O'Dea K, Hopper JL, Southey MC, English DR, Giles GG. Cohort Profile: The Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (Health 2020). Int J Epidemiol. 2017 Dec 1;46(6):1757-1757i. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyx085.
- Sources of Recruitment
Number of participants
- Number of participants
- Number of participants with biosamples