Public Education on Diet and Cancer

Proceeding of the 9th Annual Symposium of the European Organization for Cooperation in Cancer Prevention Studies (ECP), Madrid , Spain, October 17–19, 1991

  • E. Benito
  • A. Giacosa
  • M. J. Hill

Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 70)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. General Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. W. K. Lutz, J. Schlatter
      Pages 13-24
    3. E. B. Thorling
      Pages 35-42
  3. Update Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. J. Faivre
      Pages 53-68
    3. F. de Waard
      Pages 69-73
    4. P. I. Reed
      Pages 75-84
    5. A. R. Leeds
      Pages 85-90
    6. P. A. Judd
      Pages 101-114
    7. S. Franceschi
      Pages 115-129
  4. Mediterranean Diet

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. G. Varela
      Pages 143-160
  5. Considerations When Giving Advice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. A. Giacosa, P. Visconti, R. Filiberti, F. Merlo
      Pages 163-173
    3. M. J. Hill, E. Benito, A. Giacosa
      Pages 189-192
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 193-198

About this book


The European Cancer Prevention Organization (ECP) was established in 1981 with the objective of developing studies of the aetiology and preven­ tion of cancer through concerted-action European collaborative studies. It achieves this through the organization of annual symposia, the organiz­ ation of workshops on subjects of topical interest and the organization of research projects. The annual symposia have all been on themes of high priority for cancer prevention; namely Tobacco and Cancer (1983), Hormones and Sexual Factors in Human Cancer Aetiology (1984), Diet and Human Carcinogen­ esis (1985), Concepts and Theories in Carcinogenesis (1986), Causation and Prevention of Colorectal Cancer (1987), Gastric Carcinogenesis (1988), Breast, Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer: Aetiological and Epi­ demiological Relationships (1989) and Causation and Prevention of Human Cancer (1990). At the time of the 1985 symposium a workshop was organized in conjunction with IUNS to formulate a set of dietary guidelines for the prevention of human cancer. Those guidelines were published inNutrition and Cancer, but since then there has been a massive increase in information on diet and cancer and so it was decided that in 1991 we would again have a symposium and an associated workshop on public education on diet and cancer. The symposium was structured into a number of sections, the first of which included a review of the various sets of published guidelines together with general background papers on dietary carcinogens, anticarcinogens (particularly the vitamins) and the value of animal models in studying diet and human cancer.


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Editors and affiliations

  • E. Benito
    • 1
  • A. Giacosa
    • 2
  • M. J. Hill
    • 3
  1. 1.Unitat d’epidemiologia i Registre del Cancer del MallorcaPalma de MallorcaSpain
  2. 2.National Institute for Cancer ResearchGenovaItaly
  3. 3.European Cancer PreventionAndover HantsUK

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