We asked Susan Moug, Colorectal consultant surgeon to tell us what her nomination for paper of the year. In reply, she talked to colleagues working in colorectal cancer and with the help of Dr David Anderson Surgical Research Fellow, RAH Paisley and University of Strathclyde the following paper(s)! are drawn to our attention. Innovation in early detection is greatly needed … watch for more on these techniques
Nomination for paper of the year from Professor Linda Bauld, Univeristy of Edinburgh highlights the importance of alcohol availability in the role of alcohol consumption. Scotland has lead the way on minimum pricing – can we do more ?
Our paper of the year … selected by SCPN co-director Professor Annie S. Anderson
This year has been dominated by one publication – that of the third expert report by the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research. https://www.wcrf.org/dietandcancer
Our paper of the year today has been selected by Dr Gozde Ozakinci, Scottish Cancer Foundation Board member from University of St Andrews.
Questionnaire surveys provide guidance for action and understanding – but should we think again ?
Professor Bob Steele CBE Chair of the Scottish Cancer Foundation and co-director of the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network tells us in a few short words about his paper of the year…. and makes us think hard about the use of asprin in cancer prevention Continue reading “Paper of the Year 2018: Professor Bob Steele”
Continuing our paper of the year selection…. Health psychologist and winner of the 2018 Scottish Cancer Foundation Prize and Evans Forrest medal Dr Katie Robb from University of Glasgow highlights the following paper about changing cancer related lifestyles and importantly our environments.
Title: Worldwide trends in insufficient physical activity from 2001 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 358 population-based surveys with 1·9 million participant
There is strong global evidence that being physically active decreases the risk of cancers of the colon, breast and endometrium (uterus). Furthermore vigorous physical activity decreases risk of both pre and post-menopausal breast cancer (https://www.wcrf.org/dietandcancer/exposures/physical-activity)
Being physically active also decreases risk of diabetes, heart disease and a host of other disorders. Additionally, active living can contribute to good mental health and well-being.
Continuing with our series of recommended reading Professor Callum G Fraser (University of Dundee) has a very clear recommendation with significant practical application
Title: Symptom or faecal immunochemical test based referral criteria for colorectal cancer detection in symptomatic patients: a diagnostic tests study.
Authors: Herrero JM, Vega P, Salve M, Bujanda L, Cubiella J
One of the SCPN favourite tasks is sharing current science and evidence relating to factors that influence cancer prevention and screening. Whilst many people are exploring favourite reads of the year for Christmas reading we ask some of our SCPN friends to tell us about their recommended read or paper of the year for sharing. This year we start with our recommendation from Ann Gates – perhaps better known as @Exerciseworks. Increasing physical activity is a key pillar in reducing cancer risk and finding ways to support and encourage active lifestyles is crucial to healthy ways of life..