Is it time to establish breast cancer as a smoking-related cancer?

Inger T Gram

Smoking was established as a cause of lung cancer in the late 1950s. It then took another 50 years to establish that colorectal cancer was also a smoking-related cancer. However, as of 2018, a causal relationship between smoking and breast cancer had not yet been established. It may seem strange that it is taking so long to prove that smoking is a cause of all three of the most common cancers globally. Breast and lung cancer each account for 2.09 million cases annually and colorectal cancer for 1.8 million.

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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: Continue reading “World Cancer Day 2016”