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Applying what we know to accelerate cancer prevention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22461645     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
More than half of the cancer occurring today is preventable by applying knowledge that we already have. Tobacco, obesity, and physical inactivity are the modifiable causes of cancer that generate the most disease. Cancer burden can be reduced by alterations in individual and population behaviors and by public health efforts as long as these changes are driven by sound scientific knowledge and social commitment to change. The obstacles to these efforts are societal and arise from the organization of institutions, including academia, and in the habits of daily life. To achieve maximal possible cancer prevention, we will need better ways to implement what we know and improved infrastructure that will better incentivize and support transdisciplinary, multilevel research and successful intervention.
Authors:
Graham A Colditz; Kathleen Y Wolin; Sarah Gehlert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science translational medicine     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1946-6242     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci Transl Med     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-30     Completed Date:  2012-09-28     Revised Date:  2014-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101505086     Medline TA:  Sci Transl Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127rv4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Biomedical Research
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Humans
Interdisciplinary Studies
Neoplasms / prevention & control*,  therapy
Socioeconomic Factors
Treatment Outcome
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
P30 CA091842/CA/NCI NIH HHS; P30 CA091842-05/CA/NCI NIH HHS; P30CA091842/CA/NCI NIH HHS; U54 CA153460/CA/NCI NIH HHS; U54 CA153460-03/CA/NCI NIH HHS; U54 CA155496/CA/NCI NIH HHS; U54 CA155496-02/CA/NCI NIH HHS; U54-153460//PHS HHS; U54-155496//PHS HHS
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