Policy and action for cancer prevention

Source:
World Cancer Research Fund - WCRF UK
Publisher:
World Cancer Research Fund
Publication date:
02 February 2009

Abstract

This report sets out changes that can be made at all levels of society to reduce the number of cancer cases.

It contains recommendations for different groups, from governments to the people who do the food shopping for their families. These recommendations have been made by a panel of 23-world renowned experts.

Its main finding is that all levels of society need to make public health in general, and cancer prevention in particular, more of a priority.

The report also includes estimates of the proportion of cancer cases that could be prevented through diet, physical activity and weight management.