Kendra Chow at the World Health Assembly
Kendra Chow and Dr Giota Mitrou represented World Cancer Research Fund among the world’s health leaders discussing global public health.
World Cancer Research Fund is getting increasingly involved in UK policy, ahead of a general election this year. Kate Oldridge-Turner explains what we're doing – and why.
Polyphenols, a type of compound found in many plant foods, have been linked with reduced risk of colon cancer in new research funded by World Cancer Research Fund in Japan.
Despite some action, responsibility is still placed on individuals in making healthier choices, rather than changing the food environment in which we all live.
Find out how World Cancer Research Fund backs scientists starting out on a career in cancer prevention and survivorship research
Despite opposition from industry groups at home and internationally, Ireland will soon be the first country to warn drinkers of the links between cancer and any alcohol consumption on the drinks label. How did they do it?
Promising research shows that even tiny amounts of activity can dramatically reduce cancer risk, which could be a game-changer for people who don’t like to exercise.
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.
Ultra-processed foods have been all over the news lately. Headlines suggest they're terrible for our health and we should steer clear. But although the click-bait stories may pique our interest, it’s certainly not the whole story.
Kendra Chow, Policy and Public Affairs Manager at World Cancer Research Fund International, says governments need to act on universal health coverage at the upcoming UN High-Level Meeting in September.
Multibuy deals are marketed as a way to save money. But is that really how they work, or is there another agenda?
There’s strong evidence that physical activity cuts the risk of cancer, but people don't move enough on a daily basis. Can policy changes reverse this trend?
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
Associate Prof Brigid Lynch, a cancer epidemiologist in Australia, shares her latest evidence on what happens in a woman’s body when she exercises to reduce her risk of breast cancer
Our Head of Policy and Public Affairs Rebecca Taylor delves into the politics of processed meat in light of WCRF’s UK Cancer Prevention Awareness Week 2023 and the importance of reducing our processed meat consumption to reduce cancer risk.
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.
We're excited to be joining global efforts to reduce alcohol consumption and share the scientific evidence of alcohol's harmful effects
We've added the 1,000th nutrition policy to our NOURISHING database of policies that governments have implemented to promote healthy diets and combat obesity
Resourcing the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases is a neglected part of the global health investment infrastructure
With so much information available to us all, how can we know what information to trust, particularly in terms of risk factors and cancer?
Jennifer O’Mara looks into the levels of lactation around the world, in particular her home country of Ireland, and explores how rates can be increased
Ioana Vlad analyses nutrition and physical activity policy to prevent childhood obesity in Europe to see where we are and where we're heading
WCRF International Policy and Public Affairs Manager Maggie Wetzel talks about her first time at an in-person World Health Assembly.
Until now, we have mainly used traditional methods to study nutrition and cancer, but the time has come to use different tools in order to gain more accurate results
Kate Oldridge-Turner highlights the non-negotiable areas for the UK government's 10-year cancer plan
Barbados recently doubled a tax on sugary drinks to tackle the growing burden of disease. Maggie Wetzel explores what spurred Barbados into action.
A 2018 study found that more than 50% of the calories that an average person in the UK eats come from ultra-processed foods. So what exactly is ultra-processed food, and should we be limiting it?
As the world marks World Obesity Day 2022, we take a closer look at how the rising trends of obesity could impact cancer prevalence
We're moving towards a greater understanding of diet, nutrition, physical activity and cancer by renaming and developing our flagship cancer research programme
We want to find out if there’s a link between stress and cancer, such as whether stress increases the likelihood of a cancer diagnosis, or makes cancer worse, or more likely to recur
After a busy week at the WHO 150th Executive Board, here are our five takeaways from the bumper agenda
Around the world, countries have focused resources on tackling COVID-19. What has that meant for cancer screening and treatment?
The Policy and Public Affairs team’s new year resolution for 2021 pledged to keep everyone updated on what we’ve been up to through blogs, vlogs and social media. As 2021 draws to a close, we reflect on our achievements
The civil society-led nationwide campaign requesting Congress approve the draft bill on front-of-pack labeling had the slogan "Don't be blinded"
Why aren't people more active? Margarita Kokkorou explores how the World Health Organization's Fair Play approach is encouraging the world to move more
Sigourney aims to empower and encourage future Black Cancer leaders and reduce cancer disparities through education and advocacy
Earlier this year, results from a WCRF-funded study were announced at the European Congress on Obesity
How will those involved at the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) commit to transforming how our food is produced, transported, sold and consumed?
Despite significant efforts to raise awareness on the importance of breastfeeding, current rates are alarmingly low, with many mothers and babies missing out on its benefits
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?
COVID has shone a light on why population health is so important but regardless of pandemics, much poor health is preventable
Reflecting on what physical activity policies we've discovered over the past 12 months and what to expect from the future
The UK government has set out plans to introduce a junk food online marketing ban, but just how far will it go?
Two team members reflect on the experiences of being physically active when growing up in their respective home countries
Dietary pattern research helps us understand at a population level how what we eat affects our health
Lindsay Bottoms from the University of Hertfordshire says the 10,000 step target has more to do with marketing than scientific fact
Looking at ways that policymakers, health professionals and parents can help
How can school food programmes deliver healthy diets to young people around the world?
Maggie Wetzel reports from the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board
Why are online ads for junk food an issue?
New research on quality of life of colorectal cancer survivors and diet
The World Health Organization has released new guidelines on how active or sedentary we should be
The Diet and Cancer Report summary is now available in Portuguese
Are micronutrient levels in blood associated with risk of breast cancer?
Prawn-flavoured cheese and food labels: everything you need to know
Are there any positives to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as shining a light on the obesity epidemic?
Foods are not eaten in isolation, so why doesn't research look at dietary patterns instead of single foods?
Policies that make physical activity part of daily life can help tackle obesity
Is it better to have a higher blood concentration of vitamin D after a colorectal cancer diagnosis?
The 73rd World Health Assembly focused on tackling the pandemic and building a better world of health after COVID-19
The executive summary of TER has been translated into German, so Prof Leitzmann takes a look at the impact it may have
Emerging research suggests cooked – rather than raw – tomatoes may have a significant role to play in reducing prostate cancer
Can you boost your immune system to protect yourself from COVID-19?
How intertwined is our nutrition as a child and our risk of cancer as an adult?
Mothers need support before and after the baby arrives, and that means recognising how hard breastfeeding can be
Daphne Katsikioti and Marina Plyta share their experiences of being women working in nutrition research
Rather than studying individual nutrients or foods, Dr Beck researches how our whole diet affects our cancer risk
Marketing restrictions can work, but countries need to act fast amid soaring child obesity rates
Colorectal cancer survivors hardly improve their lifestyle after diagnosis
Read Brian's blog before you make your new year resolutions
At its core, science and research is an international endeavour without borders
Personalised nutrition is the idea that there is a particular pattern of diet that can be tailored to each individual’s specific needs, and so optimise their health. But does it work?
What is Universal Health Coverage and what does it mean for cancer prevention?
If one group says red and processed meat poses no risks, and another advises limiting consumption, where does this leave us?
We've standardised scoring how closely populations adhere to the WCRF/AICR Recommendations
What’s next for our Continuous Update Project, the world’s largest cancer database on diet, nutrition and physical activity?
We’ve reviewed the evidence on the sun and other causes of skin cancer
Acronyms, changing agendas and crafting statements: Margarita shares what it's like at the WHA
WCRF-funded research has gained new insights on oesophageal cancer risk factors in north-east Iran
How has the nutrition transition affected breast cancer risk in South Africa?
Prof Clare Collins explores the impact of pester power and how it can be managed
Dr Rogers reveals why good nutrition is so important in the early years
Tim Lobstein addresses the inherent link between malnutrition and environmental sustainability
Our supporters are feeling inspired on World Cancer Day! Take a look at what they're doing to tackle cancer
Exploring how screen time can affect weight gain, overweight and obesity
Investigating the links between oral infection with HPV and mouth and throat cancers
What do the latest global cancer statistics tell us about cancer in women around the world?
Lynn Silver takes a look at the history and future of sugary drink taxes
Kate Allen introduces our groundbreaking cancer prevention and survival report
Lynch Syndrome carriers have a higher risk of certain cancers, so reaching these people with health information can have a big impact
How can diet and physical activity support patients to better respond to treatment and live a longer and healthier life after a cancer diagnosis?
World Cancer Research Fund is supporting the third International Day of Women and Girls in Science
An update from the IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition and recent developments in the analysis of dietary intake data
In the new digital media landscape, children and young people are more vulnerable than they are to television advertising effects
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers, but our new report confirms that it is also one of the most preventable
Our evidence confirms that breastfeeding can reduce risk of breast cancer
Taller people are at an increased risk of six cancers. But why?
Many factors influence our diet habits and the type of foods we eat, which in turn affects our cancer risk
We know that drinking alcohol can increase the risk of several cancers, but surely just one drink won’t hurt? Actually it could
Many studies have suggested that drinking large amounts of milk may increase the risk of prostate cancer
Fat cells change the environment inside the body
We asked our female scientists what inspired them to pursue a scientific career
There have been some interesting headlines in the news on how overcooking starchy foods, like toast or potatoes, can increase cancer risk. We look at how strong the evidence is.
Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world, from birth until death, but what does this have to do with the prevention of cancer and other NCDs?
The debate between ‘nature and nurture’ is often discussed with strong views and the same is true when it comes to thinking about our risk of breast cancer
Unhealthy eating, physical inactivity, drinking alcohol, and being overweight or obese contribute to the worldwide epidemic of NCDs
Mexico approved a 1 peso tax to drinks with added sugar. Did it have an impact?
What can we learn from Brazil's advances in food security?
The unpleasant symptoms of acid reflux could be doing more damage than just being an inconvenience
Food Revolution is a global campaign to provoke debate and inspire positive, meaningful change in the way we access, consume and understand food
What’s the difference between cardia and non-cardia cancers?
We found strong evidence that certain high-salt foods are a cause of stomach cancer
Alcohol is linked to an increased risk of several cancers, but how does alcohol interact with us to cause this effect?
Urgent action is needed to prevent sugary drink companies from targeting low and middle-income countries
February 4th is World Cancer Day – a day to reflect, plan and act on visions for cancer control
Obesity has become a truly global problem. No longer is obesity simply a high-income country or adult problem
New year is often a time for making healthy changes – to drink or eat less, or get down to the gym more often
We examine the links between red meat, processed meat and colorectal (bowel) cancer
Urbanisation is rapidly taking over many regions of the world, and that may be bad news for our diets
Urgent action is needed, not just to meet targets but for the sake of people who are already obese and overweight
Physical activity apps on smartphones guide users through specific exercises and even full training programmes
World Cancer Research Fund International’s analysis of worldwide research reveals that taller people are at an increased risk of 6 cancers
What if I could eat 40 teaspoons of sugar a day by only consuming products that many people would perceive to be ‘healthy'?
Research is needed on how consuming different foods together affects our likelihood of developing or surviving cancers
How do we ensure that young people grow up to live long and healthy lives? 
Extra weight has major effects within our cells which can lead to the development and spread of cancer
Something is seriously wrong with our relationship with food and we need to act now
Evidence from behavioral psychology shows that people like the foods they do as a result of the environment they grew up in
Tomato products have strong anti-cancer effects in animal models of prostate cancer. But the himan evidence is more complex
Tackling cancer, cardiovascular diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and diabetes needs an integrated approach
NCDs are well and truly established on the health policy map
What is it about nutrition that makes it important for the prevention of so many chronic diseases?
Health experts have been warning us for years of the health problems related to our ever-expanding waistlines
Pancreatic cancer is often advanced by the time someone experiences symptoms, which means people often don’t consult a doctor until it’s too late