New Directions in Dietary Studies in Cancer: The National Cancer Institute

  • Peter Greenwald
  • Carolyn Clifford
  • Susan Pilch
  • Jerianne Heimendinger
  • Gary Kelloff
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 369)


Epidemiologic and laboratory research conducted during the past two decades offers compelling evidence that diet modifies cancer risk. Dietary factors may account for a greater proportion of all cancers occurring in Western societies than does any other category of environmental exposure, except perhaps smoking. Although the exact proportion is unknown, it has been crudely estimated that 35 percent of overall cancer deaths are attributable to diet (Doll and Peto, 1981). Thus, research on diet, nutrition, and cancer is receiving strong emphasis at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).


Breast Cancer Risk National Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention Dietary Fiber Colorectal Adenoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Greenwald
    • 1
  • Carolyn Clifford
    • 1
  • Susan Pilch
    • 1
  • Jerianne Heimendinger
    • 1
  • Gary Kelloff
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Cancer Prevention and ControlNational Cancer InstituteBethesdaUSA

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