All blog posts by Dr Ioana Vlad

Our Policy and Public Affairs team established a tradition last year: every December, we reflect on the past year – good and bad – and look ahead to the next. We’ve crunched the numbers behind what we’ve been up to so let’s begin the count for 2023…
The likelihood of developing and dying from a preventable cancer varies markedly in people, and in ways that are unequal and unfair.
Our new policy indexes show the status of nutrition & physical activity policy in Europe and enable young people to advocate for better policies to tackle obesity
More than 45,000 tonnes of sugar has been removed from soft drinks in the UK following the tax introduced in 2018. Jennifer O'Mara and Ioana Vlad from our Policy team consider the levy's impact
As part of a series exploring health inequalities in cancer, we look at global differences in cancer incidence and mortality, and their causes.
For World Cancer Day, we're sharing how WCRF works to reduce the global burden of cancer and further our understanding of health inequalities
We reflect on this year's achievements, the highs and lows of 2022, and what to expect in 2023
Cancer is not just a matter of biology. We look at the social and environmental factors that can increase a person's risk of disease.
Ioana Vlad analyses nutrition and physical activity policy to prevent childhood obesity in Europe to see where we are and where we're heading
It's the first anniversary of the UK’s latest obesity strategy. What progress has been made and what other opportunities for public policy were catalysed by COVID-19?