This work builds on the ground-breaking Third Expert Report and accompanying Cancer Prevention Recommendations, published in 2018 [https://www.wcrf.org/diet-and-cancer/]. Despite progress towards understanding cancer prevention, there is still much to learn. In addition, with improved diagnosis and treatment, there is a growing population of people living beyond cancer. Therefore, it is important to understand how diet, nutrition and physical activity can improve long-term health and prolong survival after a cancer diagnosis.
The findings from the First, Second and Third Expert Reports have been remarkably consistent, giving confidence that WCRF/AICR’s Cancer Prevention Recommendations are firmly evidence-based. Rather than reviewing the evidence in the same way, simply to confirm what we already know, future reviews (relating to cancer incidence and survival) will be more targeted. Review topics will be identified, through a process of systematic data scanning, as those most likely to generate new knowledge.
The new programme of work is arranged into four areas and some highlights are included below:
Further information: https://www.wcrf.org/diet-and-cancer/continuous-update-project/