Food is a major and underused anticancer weapon, according to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer. In collaboration with the Institute of Food Research, the Group is calling for diet to be better deployed in reducing cancer risk in the UK.
“With dietary interventions, we have the potential to prevent around a third of all cancers”, according to Dr Ian Gibson MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer. “In the long term, we could also save some of the £2.4-3.5 billion annual cost to the NHS of cancer”, he adds.
Seventy percent of cancer treatment money is spent during the terminal stages, while less than ten percent of total cancer research funding is focused on prevention. This is at odds with the overwhelming epidemiological evidence that many cancers are preventable.
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