Research has shown that about 50% of cancers are preventable and influenced by lifestyle factors that can be modified, such as avoiding tobacco, being physically active, having healthy eating and drinking habits and maintaining a healthy weight.
Inspiration for the Foods that Fight Cancer Program comes from a partnership between Colorectal Cancer Canada and renowned biochemist and researcher, Dr. Richard Béliveau. His expertise and passion for cancer prevention form the foundation of this ambitious project: to empower people to adopt healthy eating habits today in order to reduce the incidence of cancer in the future.
Obesity is a risk factor for cancer, but researchers are only now unfurling the exact mechanisms behind this connection. A new study looks at how obesity might scupper the immune system's ability to attack tumour cells.
Lately, researchers are becoming more and more interested in whether variations in the bacterial populations of our guts impact the regulation of gene expression and facilitate the development of colon cancer.