World Cancer Day 2016

WCD with logoWorld Cancer Day is a global event which takes place annually on 4 February to educate and raise awareness about the disease with the aim of saving millions of preventable deaths each year. This year’s theme ‘We can. I can’ explores how everyone can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.

To mark World Cancer Day, the International Journal of Epidemiology has published a free article collection (available until 4 May 2016) showcasing the latest epidemiological research into a variety of risk factors for cancer:

Occupational exposure to pesticides and bladder cancer risk
Stella Koutros, Debra T Silverman, Michael CR Alavanja, Gabriella Andreotti, Catherine C Lerro, Sonya Heltshe, Charles F Lynch, Dale P Sandler, Aaron Blair, and Laura E Beane Freeman

Urinary cadmium and mortality from all causes, cancer and cardiovascular disease in the general population: systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies
Susanna C Larsson and Alicja Wolk

Alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk by estrogen receptor status: in a pooled analysis of 20 studies
Seungyoun Jung, Molin Wang, Kristin Anderson, Laura Baglietto, Leif Bergkvist, Leslie Bernstein, Piet A van den Brandt, Louise Brinton, Julie E Buring, A Heather Eliassen, Roni Falk, Susan M Gapstur, Graham G Giles, Gary Goodman, Judith Hoffman-Bolton, Pamela L Horn-Ross, Manami Inoue, Laurence N Kolonel, Vittorio Krogh, Marie Lof, Paige Maas, Anthony B Miller, Marian L Neuhouser, Yikyung Park, Kim Robien, Thomas E Rohan, Stephanie Scarmo, Leo J Schouten, Sabina Sieri, Victoria L Stevens, Schoichiro Tsugane, Kala Visvanathan, Lynne R Wilkens, Alicja Wolk, Elisabete Weiderpass, Walter C Willett, Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, Shumin M Zhang, Xuehong Zhang, Regina G Ziegler, and Stephanie A Smith-Warner

Coffee consumption and incidence of lung cancer in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study
Kristin A Guertin, Neal D Freedman, Erikka Loftfield, Barry I Graubard, Neil E Caporaso and Rashmi Sinha

Impact of changing US cigarette smoking patterns on incident cancer: risks of 20 smoking-related cancers among the women and men of the NIH-AARP cohort
Neal D Freedman, Christian C Abnet, Neil E Caporaso, Joseph F Fraumeni, Jr, Gwen Murphy, Patricia Hartge, Albert R Hollenbeck, Yikyung Park, Meredith S Shiels, and Debra T Silverman

Long-term status and change of body fat distribution, and risk of colorectal cancer: a prospective cohort study
Mingyang Song, Frank B. Hu, Donna Spiegelman, Andrew T. Chan, Kana Wu, Shuji Ogino, Charles S. Fuchs, Walter C. Willett, and Edward L. Giovannucci

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Find out how to get involved by visiting: http://www.worldcancerday.org/get-involved

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