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Cancer and the impact of modifiable risk factors


Wiley Science Talks with the American Cancer Society 

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. 11a.m. ET (4 p.m. GMT)

The Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) is pleased to provide ongoing training and support for new and seasoned health reporters. As part of our partnership with Wiley, we offer members access to an educational series of webinars called Wiley Science Talks. 

Journalists interested in finding out more about the link between lifestyle and cancer, common modifiable risk factors, and preventive measures will:

  • Hear about the types of evidence that show a high proportion of cancer is preventable.

  • Learn where to find information about established programs that identify both modifiable and non modifiable factors that cause or prevent cancer.

  • Understand the fraction (or proportion) of cancer that can be attributed to common modifiable risk factors.

  • Walk away with a deeper understanding of the current evidence on tobacco, alcohol, excess body weight, and other cancer risk factors, how they impact the cancer burden in the US (and worldwide) and potential strategies to reduce their impact.

World Cancer Day takes place on Feb. 4, 2020 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

The one-hour webinar will include time for questions and answers.  


Wiley Science Talks webinars are complimentary to AHCJ members. Register for the webinar today!   

If you are not able to attend the live one-hour session, the webinars will be recorded for later viewing on the AHCJ website and on Wiley’s Science Talks YouTube channel.  

One of your AHCJ membership benefits is access to health science evidence on Wiley Online Library, including the Cochrane Library. Contact to get your access code. 


About the Speaker 

Susan Gapstur, Ph.D., M.P.H., American Cancer Society, Inc.

As Senior Vice President of Behavioral and Epidemiology Research at the American Cancer Society, Dr. Gapstur is responsible for providing strategic oversight and planning for all epidemiology and behavioral research activities and is the principal investigator of the Cancer Prevention Study II (CPS-II) and the Cancer Prevention Studies Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program. Dr. Gapstur’s research focuses on lifestyle, medical and hormonal determinants of cancer risk and prevention. Her research has contributed significantly to the scientific evidence on the role of alcohol consumption, excess body weight, and glucose homeostasis in cancer etiology.

About the Journal
CANCER is a peer-reviewed publication of the American Cancer Society integrating scientific information from worldwide sources for all oncologic specialties. The objective of CANCER is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of information among oncologic disciplines concerned with the etiology, course, and treatment of human cancer. CANCER is published on behalf of the American Cancer Society by Wiley and can be accessed online.

About Wiley   

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