News and updates

Latest news and updates from World Cancer Research Fund International.

International Journal of Cancer logoNew awareness campaign launches with IJC editorial

WCRF’s UK charity aims to highlight evidence for cancer prevention


Cancer research not on lockdown

World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) is delighted to announce it has awarded funding to 13 new research grants


New funding partnership with Cancer Australia

This exciting new collaboration will enable us to co-fund cancer research in Australia


Someone ironingBeing lightly active may help after colorectal cancer

Doing light-intensity physical activity was associated with better quality of life and less fatigue in colorectal cancer survivors two years post-treatment, according to new research


Laptop with databases showingNew tool to help governments get people physically active and tackle obesity

World Cancer Research Fund launches global database of physical activity policies


Hands wrapped around a globeCancer prevention and COVID-19

Please note that this may be updated as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves


CoronavirusAn update from World Cancer Research Fund International

How we’re working during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis


Person watching TV eating popcorn

WCRF launches third in Building Momentum series of policy reports

New report says countries are failing to protect children from the effects of junk food marketing


Someone carrying out research WCRF awards new research grants for 2019

We are excited to announce the new grants that have been awarded as part of our World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) International Regular Grant Programme for 2019


Red meatRed and processed meat still pose cancer risk, warn global health experts

Top health organisations and global cancer experts are urging the public to continue following the recommendation to limit red meat intake to three portions a week and eat little, if any, processed meat for cancer prevention


Diet and cancer reportDiet and cancer webinar

In July 2019, we hosted a webinar in collaboration with the Union for International Cancer Control


EAT Forum logoThe role of young people in making food healthier and more sustainable

Our Policy team was in Stockholm this month to hear about engaging with young people, dietary shifts and a healthy planet


Spanish flagNOURISHING framework translated into Spanish

Our policy framework, NOURISHING, has been translated into Spanish and published in a book, Obesity in Mexico


Scientists examining samplesWCRF 2017/2018 grants announced

We are pleased to announce the new World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) International grants that have been awarded, as part of our Regular Grant Programme, for 2017–18


United Nations buildingPolitical Declaration for UN High Level Meeting on NCDs to be signed by governments

The Final Draft of the Political Declaration, that will be adopted by Member States at the third United Nations High Level Meeting (UN HLM) on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), is now available


Person using a keyboardApplications for 2018-19 Regular Grant Programme now open

The World Cancer Research Fund International Regular Grant Programme is now open


Breast cancerJust one alcoholic drink a day can increase breast cancer risk

Drinking just one alcoholic drink a day can increase breast cancer risk, our new Continuous Update Project report reveals