From the AICR Research Conference: Moving Cancer Prevention from Recommendations to a Lifestyle

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This year’s AICR Research Conference was the scene for two-and-a-half days highlighting research that’s helping on many fronts, to move our understanding forward on how to reduce cancer risk and improve cancer survivorship. I was thrilled to give a presentation at this year’s conference, in a session focused on how we can move today’s strongest evidence-based recommendations into “real life” application.

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the beginning of the outdoor season. Skin Cancer is one of the most common cancers in the U.S., but also it is one of the most preventable.

Most cases of skin cancer can be prevented by avoiding overexposure to Ultraviolet (UV) rays. UVA and UVB are the two main types of sun rays, and both cause skin cancer by damaging the DNA in our skin cells. Each year, there are a reported 2 to 3 million skin cancers worldwide and the rate continues to rise.

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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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