Climate Change and Cancer

Climate change is an environmental and public health threat with implications across the cancer control continuum. Climate change-fueled events increase exposures to cancer risk factors, reduce food access and nutritional quality, impede health behaviors, and disrupt cancer care delivery. Populations disproportionately burdened by cancer are also those at greatest risk of harm from these changes. The impacts of climate change on cancer outcomes are complex, requiring multilevel interventions.

Climate change increases exposure to cancer risk factors by negatively affecting air and food quality and increasing both water pollution and sun and heat exposure.

Scientific Priorities

Expand and enhance research to understand and mitigate the effects of environmental risk factors and disruptions to care resulting from climate change.


Climate Change and Health Funding Opportunities


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Last Updated
March 07, 2024