Weighing the Evidence
Choices and Chances
The evidence is clear: Everyday choices impact our chances of getting cancer.
Some choices increase our risk; many help to reduce it.
There are no guarantees, but decades of research have shown that we can take steps to protect ourselves against cancer.
An AICR Expert Panel prepared a comprehensive global report that looked at thousands of studies involving many things potentially linked to cancer risk. Our Continuous Update Project continues to update the research.
Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective (2007) is the largest report of its kind ever published and its recommendations are based on the most up-to-date research available.
Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention (2009) examines the factors that influence behaviors associated with cancer risk; provides recommendations for government, industry, and others; and includes estimates of the cancers that could be prevented.
Maintains a central database of evidence related to food, nutrition, physical activity and cancer, and updates it as relevant new research is published worldwide.
Find out which factors are associated with diet, physical activity and body weight for different cancer sites.