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This section of the ESMO Cancer Prevention Portal contains a collection of resources to understand the science behind cancer prevention.

ESMO cancer prevention resources 

ESMO members can access scientific content on cancer prevention on OncologyPro.

IARC World Cancer Report

This flagship report of the International Agency for Research on Cancer is updated every 5 years and describes the aspects of cancer research for cancer prevention. It documents the exponential growth of the cancer burden and the urgent need to implement effective cancer prevention strategies.

  • Information for researchers – The report contains the latest research on cancer prevention, including the relevant biological processes of cancer formation
  • Information for professionals and policy makers – The report aims to present data and raise awareness about effective public policies to encourage professionals and health authorities to adopt and implement them.

WHO key statistics on cancer prevention 

WHO provides statistical data on cancer prevention and notes that 30-50% of cancers can be prevented by addressing the main risk factors including tobacco use.

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