The pace of research on how lifestyle affects cancer risk and outcomes is moving faster than ever. The AICR conference is the only scientific meeting dedicated exclusively to addressing the impact of the full range of modifiable lifestyle exposures on cancer risk and outcomes.
A new analysis, published in the Lancet Public Health, reporting the significant increase in obesity-related cancers among younger adults in the U.S. grabbed media headlines because the findings are worrisome in the context of the rising trend of obesity, particularly childhood obesity, in the United States. The researchers noted that the increased rates were particularly apparent in six of the 12 obesity-related cancer types in patients aged 25-49 years. Colorectal cancer is one of the obesity-related cancers and the increasing rates of colorectal cancer in younger adults has already been causing alarm and has prompted physicians and researchers to investigate the potential causes for this early-onset disease over the past decade.
What a year 2018 has been for AICR and cancer research overall. These are exciting times for cancer research across prevention, treatment, and survivorship. While many of the headline-grabbing stories, and even a Nobel Prize, have focused on the treatment of cancer, there have been significant developments in cancer prevention and survivorship that I want to highlight. This year, 2018, has witnessed the convergence of several previously discreet cancer research tracks; now these tracks are seemingly converging on the territory that AICR has been mapping out for almost four decades. Read more… “AICR in 2018 – Standing at the Frontier of Major Research Advances”
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