AICR Recommendations Improve Health and Reduce Risk of Recurrence Among Colorectal Cancer Survivors

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In a new cross-sectional study that tracked the lifestyles and quality of life of nearly 1,100 people over 10 years, researchers found that colorectal cancer survivors who closely followed the AICR/WCRF Recommendations, especially those pertaining to physical activity, were more likely to have a better quality of life compared to those who did not follow the Recommendations.

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Organic Foods and Cancer Risk: Separating Myth from Fact

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Organic food is one of the hottest topics in nutrition today – a quick googling yields more than 18 million results – and nearly everyone has an opinion on it. A recent survey found that nearly half of all Americans report choosing organic foods when possible.


There is concern that pesticides used on conventionally-grown foods may pose a cancer risk, particularly to agricultural workers. However, it is not known whether eating conventionally grown foods poses health risks. Findings from a new study published last week in JAMA Internal Medicine suggest that organic foods may lower cancer risk.

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Biomarkers of Tobacco Exposure Reflect Ethnic and Racial Differences in Lung Cancer Susceptibility

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Cigarette smoking markedly increases the risk of developing lung cancer. Historically, that risk has been gauged by how much and how long a person smokes, often described in pack-a-day terms over a period of years. However, data from several large population-based studies suggest that a person’s ethnicity and race influence risk. Findings from a recent review suggest that biomarkers of tobacco exposure may be better determinants of risk, reconciling these two disparate views.

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