Alcohol and Cancer
This webinar introduced NCI’s interest, investment and activities in alcohol and cancer research and a panel of experts discussed scientific evidence gaps related to the role of alcohol across the cancer continuum. Specifically, the webinar summarized what is known and what we need to know in cancer etiology, patient care and survivorship, policies, and communication relevant to alcohol as a target for cancer prevention and control.
There was ample time for audience questions and comments as NCI seeks to further understand and support research on the epidemiology and biology of alcohol and cancer risk and prognosis, effects of alcohol use during and after cancer treatment, and individual and policy level interventions focused on reducing the burden of cancer caused by alcohol.
Behavioral Research Program,
National Cancer Institute
Head, Collaborating Centre in Addiction and Mental Health,
Pan American Health Organization,
Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology,
Dalla Lana School of Public Health,
University of Toronto
Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care,
Department of Medicine,
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research
Department of Communication Studies,