Epidemiology of Tobacco, Alcohol, and Cancer

Event Type:
July 16, 2024
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Event Series

Alcohol and Cancer

Tobacco and alcohol are each known to cause cancer. Together, they are responsible for a substantial proportion of cancer incidence and mortality. Use of each product is known to influence the uptake and cessation of the other and furthermore, co-use is known to synergistically increase risk of developing head and neck cancer. Nevertheless, many research gaps remain, including understanding the effects of use and co-use over the life course, the combined impact of tobacco and alcohol on cancers occurring outside the head and neck, and how cessation of alcohol and/or tobacco use influences cancer risk.

In this webinar, Dr. Farhad Islami, Senior Scientific Director, Cancer Disparity Research, of the American Cancer Society will discuss the epidemiology of tobacco and alcohol in relation to cancer and address unanswered questions related to their use and cancer risk.

This webinar is part of the Alcohol and Cancer Webinar Series.

Reasonable Accommodations

Closed captioning will be available to all participants. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact ncidccpsbrpadvances@mail.nih.gov. Requests should be made at least five business days in advance of the event.


Farhad Islami, MD, PhD
Farhad Islami, MD, PhD

Senior Scientific Director,
Cancer Disparity Research,
American Cancer Society


David Berrigan, PhD, MPH

Program Director, Health Behaviors Research Branch,
NCI Behavioral Research Program

Neal Freedman, PhD, MPH

Chief, Tobacco Control Research Branch,
NCI Behavioral Research Program

Last Updated
June 13, 2024