The CLEAR Study – what really causes cancer?

What really causes cancer?

Lifestyle? Genes?   Help us find the answers.

We invite you to make a very real difference by enrolling in this ground-breaking research project!

We invite scientists to make use of this unique resource!

 What is the CLEAR Study?

The CLEAR Study is a data and biobanking initiative which  provides researchers with  the most comprehensive information ever gathered about the lifestyle and genetic factors that influence cancer in the NSW community.

The findings of this ground-breaking study are expected to lead to a much better understanding of what causes cancer.

Scientists interested in using the CLEAR Study data may now submit applications. At March 2014 there are over 10,400 participants in the study. Data and blood samples are available for  7,662 participants (n= 5,896 cases and n= 1,766 controls). See

What does it involve?

Participation in the CLEAR Study involves completing a survey, and providing a small blood sample (optional).  Both are a one-time-only activity, and there are no further obligations. It’s that simple to help us find the answer to “what really causes cancer?”

How can you help?

If you or your partner has been diagnosed with cancer, for the first time,  in the past 18 months, you’re over 18 and you live in NSW, you can help us in the CLEAR Study.

Why help?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, you’ll know that one of the first questions asked is “why?”. CLEAR is the first study of its kind in NSW, so you’ll be helping Cancer Council NSW find the answers to that often-asked question “˜what really causes cancer?’.

Your story, or the story of someone you know, will help us find the answers.

With your help, we can  reach our goal of  12,000 study participants !

Video title: “Cancer patients speak about the CLEAR Study”

You can complete the survey right here, on line. Find out if you are eligible to join!

Do you know someone who might be interested in helping too? Email them a link to this webpage!

If you have further questions, please see more information for participants on our FAQ page.

Otherwise, call us on  the CLEAR Study Hotline on 1800 500 894 or contact us via email at

Thanks for your support.