Prevention is a cornerstone for strategies to modulate the increasing cancer problem. Despite extensive knowledge regarding important risk factors, the effects of preventive programmes are often modest or absent.
Tobacco smoking, the best example, is killing 5 million individuals globally every year and contributes to more than 20% of all deaths due to cancer. A European comprehensive strategy for research and implementation of present knowledge for tobacco prevention is considered important.
Multidisciplinary and multiprofessional knowledge will be a prerequisite and the EACS is the body representing the necessary competences to propose such a strategy.
Lead author: Richard Peto
Co-authors: Dimitrios Trichopoulos, Witold Zatonski, Catherine Hill, Max Parkin
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