Continuous Update Project acknowledgements

Find out about all the people involved in the CUP and 2018 Third Expert Report, Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective

Imperial College London Research Team

CUP Peer Reviewers

Cancer Survivors Protocol Development Committee

WCRF Network Executive

CUP Secretariat

Additional Third Expert Report contributors

Imperial College London Research Team

Researchers at Imperial College London maintain a central database of research papers on diet, nutrition, physical activity and cancer (including cancer survivors). The team, using the methodology of the Second Expert Report with updates, prepares systematic literature reviews (SLRs) of the evidence as agreed with the Continuous Update Project (CUP) Secretariat and the Expert Panel. The review and collection of evidence is independent of the Expert Panel’s judgement of the evidence.

Teresa Norat PhD
Principal Investigator

Doris Chan PhD
Research Fellow

Leila Abar MSc
Research Associate

Louise Abela
(2016 to 2017)
Research Associate

Dagfinn Aune PhD
(2010 to 2016)
Research Associate

Margarita Cariolou MSc
Research Assistant

Rosa Lau MSc
(2008 to 2010)
Research Associate

Neesha Nanu MSc
Research Assistant

Deborah Navarro-Rosenblatt MSc
(2011 to 2015)
Research Associate

Elli Polemiti MSc
(2015 to 2016)
Research Associate

Jakub Sobiecki MSc
Research Associate

Ana Rita Vieira MSc
(2011 to 2016)
Research Associate

Snieguole Vingeliene MSc
(2012 to 2017)
Research Associate

Christophe Stevens
(2013 to 2017)
Database Manager

Rui Viera
(2007 to 2011)
Data Manager

Darren Greenwood PhD
Statistical Adviser
University of Leeds, UK

Visiting trainees, researchers, scientists

Renate Heine-Bröring PhD
(2010, PhD training)
Wageningen University
Wageningen, The Netherlands

Dirce Maria Lobo Marchioni PhD
(2012 to 2013, visiting scientist)
University of São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil

Yahya Mahamat Saleh MSc
(2016, Masters training)
Bordeaux University
Bordeaux, France

Sabrina Schlesinger PhD
(2016, Postdoctoral researcher)
German Diabetes Center
Düsseldorf, Germany

Mathilde Touvier PhD
(2009, Postdoctoral researcher)
Nutritional Epidemiology Unit (UREN)
Bobigny, France

CUP peer reviewers

CUP peer reviewers are drawn from a range of appropriate backgrounds and from many different parts of the world. Two peer review stages are built into the process for the SLRs of updated evidence for the CUP – at the initial protocol stage and also when the updated SLRs were submitted in complete form.

Dr Christian Abnet
, National Cancer Institute
, US

Prof Peter Baade, Cancer Council Queensland, Australia

Dr Laura Baglietto, INSERM, France

Dr Franco Berrino, 
Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori
, Italy

Dr Patrick Bradshaw,
 University of California, US

Dr Cristina Bosetti, 
Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche "Mario Negri", Italy

Dr Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Gustave Roussy Institute, France

Dr Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, 
National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
, Netherlands

Dr Ben Cairns, 
University of Oxford
, UK

Ms Yin Cao, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, US

Prof İsmail Çelik,
 Hacettepe Üniversitesi
, Turkey

Dr Ock Chun, 
University of Connecticut, 
US

Dr Francoise Clavel-Chapelon, 
INSERM
, France

Dr Helen Coleman, Queen's University Belfast, UK

Prof Michael Coory, 
Murdoch Children's Research Institute, 
Australia

Dr Brian Cox,
 University of Otago
, New Zealand

Dr Amanda Cross, 
National Cancer Institute, 
US

Dr Meira Epplein, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, US

Dr Andrew Flood,
 University of Minnesota
, US
 (until June 2010)

Prof Elizabeth Fontham, Louisiana State University
, New Orleans, US

Dr Silvia Franceschi
, International Agency for Research on Cancer, 
France

Dr Neal Freedman,
 National Cancer Institute
, US

Dr Lisa Gallicchio, 
Mercy Medical Center, 
US

Dr Milan Geybels, 
Maastricht University, 
Netherlands

Dr Carlos Gonzalez, 
Catalan Institute of Oncology, 
Spain

Dr Darren Greenwood, University of Leeds, UK

Dr Laura Hardie,
 University of Leeds, 
UK

Dr Michelle Harvie
, University of Manchester, UK

Dr Anette Hjartåker, University of Olso, Norway

Dr Farhad Islami,
 Mount Sinai School of Medicine
, US

Dr Paula Jakszyn, 
Instituto Catalan de Oncología
, Spain

Dr Eleanor Kane, 
University of York, 
UK

Dr Ruth Keogh, 
University of Cambridge, 
UK

Prof Tim Key, 
University of Oxford
, UK

Prof Suminori Kono,
 Kyushu University, 
Japan

Dr Petra Lahmann,
 University of Bremen, 
Germany

Dr Johanna Lampe, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, US

Dr Susanna Larsson, 
Karolinska Institutet, 
Sweden

Prof Michael Leitzmann,
 Regensburg University Medical Center
, Germany
 (until October 2012)

Dr Albert Lowenfels, 
New York Medical College
, US

Dr Jay Lubin, 
National Cancer Institute, 
US

Dr Steven Mark, 
University of Colorado, 
US

Prof John Mathers, 
University of Newcastle, 
UK

Prof Susan Mayne,
 Yale School of Public Health, 
US

Prof Marjorie McCullough, 
American Cancer Society, 
US

Mr Sam McClinton,
 NHS Grampian
, UK   

Dr Katherine McGlynn,
 National Cancer Institute, US

Dr Dominique Michaud,
 Brown University, 
US

Prof Anthony Miller,
 University of Toronto
, Canada

Dr Dirk Moore, 
University of Medicine and Denistry of New Jersey, 
US

Prof Liam Murray, 
Queens University, Belfast, 
UK

Dr Christina Nagle
, Queensland Institute for Medical Research
, Australia

Dr Catherine Olsen,
 Queensland Institute for Medical Research
, Australia

Dr Nicola Orsini, 
Karolinska Institutet, 
Sweden

Dr Yikyung Park, 
National Cancer Institute
, US

Dr Jerry Polesel
, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, National Cancer Institute, 
Italy

Dr Sabina Rinaldi,
 International Agency for Research on Cancer, 
France

Dr Kim Robien,
 University of Minnesota, 
US

Dr Cheryl Rock, 
University of California
, US

Dr Matteo Rota, 
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, 
Italy

Dr Sabrina Schlesinger, 
University of Kiel, Germany

Dr Leo Schouten, 
Maastricht University, Netherlands

Dr Jackilen Shannon, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, US

Prof Linda Sharp, University of Newcastle, UK

Dr Xiao-Ou Shu,
 Vanderbilt University, US

Dr Meir Stampfer
, Harvard School of Public Health, US

Prof Jonathan Sterne, 
University of Bristol, 
UK

Dr Rachael Stolzenberg-Solomon,
 National Cancer Institute, US

Dr Susan Sturgeon,
 University of Massachusetts, US

Prof Keitaro Tanaka,
 Saga University, 
Japan

Dr Sera Tort,
 Cochrane Lung Cancer Group, Spain

Prof Dimitrios Trichopoulos, 
Harvard School of Public Health, US

Dr Shoichiro Tsugane,
 National Cancer Center, 
Japan

Dr Cornelia Ulrich,
 Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Centre, US

Mrs Ros Wade, University of York, UK

Dr Penny Webb, 
Queensland Institute for Medical Research
, Australia

Prof Elisabet Weiderpass Vainio, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Prof David Whiteman
, Queensland Institute for Medical Research, 
Australia

Dr Elisabet Wirfalt
, Lund University, Sweden

Dr Margaret Wright
, University of Illinois, 
US

Dr Seiichiro Yamamoto,
 National Cancer Center Research Institute, 
Japan

Prof Weimin Ye,
 Karolinska Institutet, 
Sweden

Dr Kelly Yu,
 National Cancer Institute, 
US

Dr Jian-Min Yuan,
 University of Pittsburgh, 
US

Prof Maurice Zeegers, 
University of Birmingham, 
UK

Dr Antonella Zucchetto,
 Centro di Riferimento Oncologico,
 National Cancer Institute, 
Italy

Cancer Survivors Protocol Development Committee

A special committee convened to provide advice on how the research evidence on cancer survivors could best be captured. With the help of this committee a new protocol was developed which was used to review the evidence on breast cancer survivors. The members of the committee continue their involvement with this work by acting as advisers. You can view the protocol for reviewing the evidence for breast cancer survivors here. The breast cancer survivors report was published in October 2014.

CHAIR – Lawrence H Kushi ScD
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA, US

Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault MD PhD
INSERM, E3N-EPIC Group
Institut Gustave Roussy
Villejuif, France

Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita MD MPH PhD
National Institute for Public Health
Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Josette Chor PhD MBBS FHKAM
School of Public Health and Primary Care
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Wendy Demark-Wahnefried PhD RD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Birmingham, AL, US

Michelle Harvie PhD RD
University of Manchester
Manchester, UK

WCRF Network Executive

The Continuous Update Project (CUP) is managed by World Cancer Research Fund International on behalf of the WCRF network.

Marilyn Gentry
President
WCRF International

Kelly Browning
Executive Vice President
AICR

Kate Allen PhD
Executive Director
Science and Public Affairs
WCRF International

Deirdre McGinley-Gieser
Senior Vice President for Programs and Strategic Planning
AICR

Stephenie Lowe
Executive Director
International Financial Services
WCRF Network

Rachael Gormley
Executive Director
Network Operations
WCRF International

Nadia Ameyah
Director
Wereld Kanker Onderzoek Fonds

CUP Secretariat

The CUP Secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day management of the CUP and reports to the World Cancer Research Fund network’s Executive Team.

HEAD – Rachel Thompson PhD RNutr
(to May 2018)
Head of Research Interpretation
WCRF International

HEAD – Michelle McCully PhD
(May–November 2018)
Head of Research Interpretation
WCRF International

Kate Allen PhD
Executive Director
Science and Public Affairs
WCRF International

Emily Almond
Research Interpretation Assistant
WCRF International

Isobel Bandurek MSc RD
Science Programme Manager
(Research Interpretation)
WCRF International

Nigel Brockton PhD
Director of Research
AICR

Susannah Brown MSc
Senior Science Programme Manager
(Research Evidence)
WCRF International

Stephanie Fay PhD
(2015 to 2016)
Science Programme Manager
(Research Interpretation)
WCRF International

Susan Higginbotham PhD RD
(2007 to 2017)
Vice President of Research
AICR

Mariano Kälfors
CUP Project Manager
WCRF International

Rachel Marklew MSc RNutr (2012 to 2015)
Science Programme Manager
(Communications)
WCRF International

Deirdre McGinley-Gieser
Senior Vice President for Programs and Strategic Planning
AICR

Giota Mitrou PhD
Director of Research Funding and Science External Relations
WCRF International

Amy Mullee PhD
(2014 to 2015)
Science Programme Manager
(Research Interpretation)
WCRF International

Prescilla Perera
(2011 to 2012)
Science Programme Manager
WCRF International

Malvina Rossi (2016)
CUP Project Manager
WCRF International

Martin Wiseman FRCP FRCPath FAfN
Medical and Scientific Adviser
WCRF International

Additional Third Expert Report contributors

Mechanisms authors

LEAD – Marc Gunter PhD
Section of Nutrition and Metabolism
International Agency for Research on Cancer
Lyon, France

Laure Dossus PhD
Section of Nutrition and Metabolism
International Agency for Research on Cancer
Lyon, France

Mazda Jenab PhD
Section of Nutrition and Metabolism
International Agency for Research on Cancer
Lyon, France

Neil Murphy PhD
Section of Nutrition and Metabolism
International Agency for Research on Cancer
Lyon, France

Policy Advisory Subgroup
WCRF International Policy Advisory Group
Heather Bryant MD PhD
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
Toronto, ON, Canada

Anita George MPA
McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Sir Trevor Hassell MD
Healthy Caribbean Coalition
Bridgetown, Barbados

Hasan Hutchinson PhD
Health Canada
Ottawa, ON, Canada

Knut-Inge Klepp PhD MPH
Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Oslo, Norway

Shiriki Kumanyika PhD MPH RD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, US

Feisul Idzwan Mustapha MD
Ministry of Health
Putrajaya, Malaysia

Anna Peeters PhD
Deakin University
Geelong, VIC, Australia

Sandhya Singh
National Department of Health
Pretoria, South Africa

Other policy reviewers

David Jernigan PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD, US

Jo Salmon PhD
Deakin University
Geelong, VIC, Australia

Lucy M Sullivan
1,000 Days 
Washington, DC, US

Lucy Westerman MPH
NCD Alliance
London, UK

WCRF International Policy and Public Affairs

Louise Meincke MA FRSA
Head of Policy and Public Affairs

Bryony Sinclair MPH
Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager

Fiona Sing MSc
Policy and Public Affairs Officer

Reviewers

Cancer Prevention Recommendations

Annie S Anderson BSc PhD RD FRCP (Edin)
School of Medicine
University of Dundee
Dundee, UK

Francesco Branca MD PhD
World Health Organization (WHO)
Geneva, Switzerland

Graham A Colditz MD DrPH
Institute for Public Health
Washington University in St Louis
Saint Louis, MO, US

The cancer process

Christian Abnet PhD MPH
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD, US

Ellen Kampman PhD
Division of Human Nutrition
Wageningen University and Research Centre
Wageningen, The Netherlands

Dieuwertje EG Kok PhD
Division of Human Nutrition
Wageningen University and Research Centre
Wageningen, The Netherlands

Matty P Weijenberg PhD
GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology
Maastricht University
Maastricht, The Netherlands

Survivors of breast and other cancers

Wendy Demark-Wahnefried PhD RD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Birmingham, AL, US

Anne M May PhD
Department of Epidemiology
UMC Utrecht Julius Center
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Energy balance and body fatness

Susan Jebb PhD OBE
Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

Nicholas Finer MD FAfN FRCP FTOS
University College Hospital
London, UK

Scientific consultants

Kirsty Beck MSc

Kate Crawford PhD

Louise Coghlin MBiochem

Elizabeth Jones PhD

Rachel Marklew MSc RNutr

With thanks also to:

David McCandless, Information is Beautiful

Sally Ray, Anthem UK

Anton Khrupin, anttoniart@gmail.com