Tagged: IARC

NEWS: The Science Behind Alcohol Cancer

Lucy Eccles of the World Cancer Research Fund has written an interesting blog article about some of the theories of how alcohol causes cancer in the human body. It’s a great read explaining some of the above points easily and pointedly.
Mz Eccles explains how alcohol is converted to a toxic substance that damages DNA. She also makes it more understandable how alcohol can reduce folate absorption and why that is a problem. And she provides understanding of how alcohol causes more dangerous molecules to enter into cells…

NEWS: Alcohol’s Cancer Toll Revealed

Alcohol’s cancer toll revealed
Alcohol consumption caused more than 700,000 new cancer cases and around 366,000 cancer deaths in 2012, mainly in rich countries, according to data reported to the World Cancer Congress in Paris.
Alcohol and cancer: new cases and millions of deaths
Comparing the cancer risk of people who consume alcohol, to that of people who do not, researchers calculated that alcohol was responsible for an estimated 5% of all new cancer cases, and 4.5% of deaths per year…

NEWS: New Zealand: 1st Conference On Alcohol, Cancer

It has been documented in scientific literature for at least 50 years that alcohol is carcinogenic, and it has been scheduled as a Group 1 carcinogen (an agent that directly causes cancer) by the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) since 1988. However, this information is not familiar to the public of New Zealand…

BLOG: Alcohol And Cancer Symposium In New York

Alcohol is a class one carcinogen. But why doesn’t anyone talk about it? And why don’t we all together do something about it? Let’s start the conversation about alcohol and cancer…

PRESS RELEASE: Alcohol Causes Cancer. What Are We Going To Do About It?

IOGT International, along with several global partners and in recognition of World Cancer Day, calls on nations to recognize the connection between alcohol use and cancer, which has been known by scientists at least since the 1980’s. Joining IOGT International is the US Alcohol Policy Alliance, the New York Alcohol Policy Alliance, the Harlem Health Promotion Center of Columbia University, and the Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness…