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Active cancer prevention 

Active cancer prevention
Active cancer prevention

Graham Colditz

and Courtney Beers

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date: 08 March 2021

Chapter 2 describes the key potentially modifiable risk factors that are responsible for more than half of the seven million deaths from cancer worldwide. Using evidence-based strategies to impact individual and population behaviour changes, public health efforts driven by sound knowledge, legislative support/backing, and social commitment have the potential to rapidly reduce the cancer incidence and mortality in the twenty-first century. Our aging population and the burden of cancer that comes due to aging demands we act now to achieve this global benefit.

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