Scientist in the Spotlight: Dr. Cynthia Thomson

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Dr. Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RDN, leads a research program at the University of Arizona that focuses on the relationships among lifestyle factors, diet and physical activity with cancer prevention and survivorship. Her research currently looks at behavioral changes and how different interventions, using a range of options like eHealth tools and various information delivery systems can impact or improve health after a diagnosis of cancer.

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Adherence Matters – Standardized Scoring for AICR/WCRF Cancer Prevention Recommendations

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A new paper offers guidance to researchers who are studying how following cancer prevention recommendations affect cancer risk and survival. The paper, just published in the journal Nutrients, proposes the first standardized scoring system for the AICR/WCRF Cancer Prevention Recommendations and was led by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), in collaboration with AICR/WCRF and researchers in Europe.

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Keeping Score – Assessing the Impact of Cancer Prevention Recommendations

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Given that an estimated 30-50% of cancer cases may be preventable, one question that naturally comes to mind for many people is, “How can I lower my cancer risk?” World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) are leaders in cancer prevention and recently published their evidence-based, Third Expert Report in 2018, Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Cancer: A Global Perspective.

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