Cancer Risk Resources

Tipping the Odds in Your Favor: The Role of Diet in Cancer Prevention (video 58:45) - Oregon State University, Linus Pauling Institute 
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University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Try these foods to help lower your cancer risk
Can a vegetarian diet lower cancer risk? 

Lower your Risk of Colon Cancer (Episode 11 video 1:56) - Loma Linda University Health

How might physical activity be linked to reduced risks of cancer? - National Cancer Institute
What is known about the relationship between physical activity and cancer risk?

Obesity and acid reflux linked to the development of esophageal cancer - Univ. of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center

Moles to Melanoma - The National Cancer Institute
This website can help you learn the difference between a cancerous and non-cancerous mole. While regular skin examinations with a professional health care provider are recommended, this website can assist with self exams in between doctor visits. If you spot a mole that is suspicious, see your dermatologist or contact your health care provider to have it checked.

Cancer Risk Research


Oct. 23, 2018 - Long-term vigorous exercise may lower risk of advanced and fatal prostate cancers. "The study, which was published this month in European Urology, showed that men who engaged most frequently in vigorous activity over the length of the study had a 30% lower risk of developing advanced prostate cancer and 25% lower risk of developing lethal prostate cancer when compared with men who exercised the least.”

Oct. 4, 2018 - Low-dose aspirin may lower ovarian cancer risk. “Women who reported recent, regular use of low-dose aspirin (100 milligrams or less) had a 23% lower risk of developing ovarian cancer when compared with women who did not regularly take aspirin, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.”

August 14, 2018 - New research out of UK's Francis Crick Institute shows that I3C, a chemical produced from digesting certain vegetables including broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale and bok choy may help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer.

June 15, 2018 - Greater Levels of Vitamin D Associated with Decreasing Risk of Breast Cancer from researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine.

June 14, 2018 - Higher vitamin D levels may lower colorectal cancer risk. 

May 30, 2018 - American Cancer Society Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening Guideline - "Among the major guideline changes, the new recommendations say screening should begin at age 45 for people at average risk."

May 24, 2018 - A new report by the World Cancer Research Fund reveals 10-year study showing obesity increases risk for 12 type of cancers

May 23, 2018 - Skin responsible for greater exposure to carcinogens in barbecue smoke than lungs according to a study appearing in Environmental Science & Technology.

Jan. 18, 2018 According to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, inflammatory diet linked with increased colorectal cancer risk.

Jan. 12, 2018 - Univ. of Helsinki researchers report oral health may have an im­port­ant role in can­cer pre­ven­tion.

Dec. 20, 2017 - Drinking coffee may lower risk of early death from colorectal cancer from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health study.

Sept 27, 2017 - Zinc supplements can significantly inhibit the proliferation of esophageal cancer cells, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Texas at Arlington researcher.

Aug. 28, 2017 - Univ. of Washington researchers develop new app that uses smartphone selfies to screen for pancreatic cancer.

Aug 4, 2017 - Vanderbilt University Medical Center Researchers find high-fat diet linked to lung cancer risk.

July 12, 2017 - Ohio State Researchers: Eating Tomatoes May Protect Against Skin Cancer.

June 2, 2017 - Univ. of Edinburgh study finds in lab cell testing that a compound in olive oil may help to prevent cancer developing in the brain.

June 2, 2016 - "Eating walnuts may change gut bacteria in a way that suppresses colon cancer, researchers led by UConn Health report in the journal Cancer Prevention Research."

May 16, 2016 - Increased physical activity associated with lower risk of 13 types of cancer from researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the American Cancer Society.

April 6, 2016 - "Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that higher levels of vitamin D – specifically serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D – are associated with a correspondingly reduced risk of cancer."