Journal article

Changes in patterns of use of cigarettes and alcohol in women after a first diagnosis of invasive breast cancer: a cohort study of women from Victoria, Australia

Robin J Bell, Marijana Lijovic, Pamela Fradkin, Max Schwarz, Susan R Davis

Supportive Care in Cancer | SPRINGER | Published : 2012

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank the study participants and the members of our Study Advisory Group: Dr. Jacquie Chirgwin, A/Professor John Collins, Professor Graham Giles, Mr. Peter Gregory, Mr. Stewart Hart, Miss Suzanne Neil, and Mrs. Avis McPhee. The authors also wish to thank members of the research team of the Health and Well Being After Breast Cancer study, without whose hard work this large cohort study would not be possible (Maria La China, Pam Fradkin, and Jo Bradbury). Finally, we thank Ms Helen Farrugia, Director of Information Systems and Professor Graham Giles, Director, of the Victorian Cancer Registry, for their ongoing support of this study.This work was supported by the British United Provident Association (BUPA) through the BUPA Health Foundation (previously the Medical Benefits Fund of Australia Limited Foundation), the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Grants no. 219279 and 490938), Novartis Oncology Australia, the L.E.W. Carty Trust, the Jack and Robert Smorgon Families Foundation, Connie and Craig Kimberley and Roy Morgan Research. This research project was supported by the Victorian Government through a Victorian Cancer Agency Research Fellowship. Associate Professor Robin Bell is the recipient of the Victorian Cancer Agency Research Fellowship through the Victorian Cancer Agency. None of the funding agencies had any role in determining study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript or in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.