Continuous Update Project Expert Panel

Who was on the Expert Panel of the Continuous Update Programme, and what do they do?

The Expert Panel of the Continuous Update Project, comprised world-renowned independent experts in a variety of disciplines from across the world. The Panel’s role was to:

The expertise of the Panel is intended to cover areas including nutrition, physical activity, body fatness, cancer biology, epidemiology (especially cancer or nutritional epidemiology), cellular and other mechanisms of cancer development and progression, genetic and epigenetic aspects of cancer susceptibility and of tumour behaviour, gene-nutrient interactions, public health and cancer survivors.

In 2018, the Expert Panel, chaired by Professor Alan Jackson, issued our latest Cancer Preventions Recommendations as part of the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research Third Expert Report, Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective.

The following members and observers made up the Panel:



The WCRF/AICR CUP Secretariat maintains a register of interest from CUP Panel members and expert reviewers of the Third Expert Report. The register is available upon request. Please email to request information.

Former Panel members

David Forman PhD
(2007 to 2009)
University of Leeds
Leeds, UK

David Hunter PhD
(2007 to 2012)
Harvard University
Boston, MA, US

Arthur Schatzkin MD PhD
(2007 to 2011, d. 2011)
National Cancer Institute
Rockville, MD, US

Steven Zeisel MD PhD
(2007 to 2011)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC, US

Former Observer

Isabelle Romieu MD MPH ScD
(2013 to 2016)
International Agency for Research on Cancer
Lyon, France


John Blundell PhD
University of Leeds
Leeds, UK

John Milner PhD
(2012, d. 2013)
National Cancer Institute
Rockville, MD, US