Dundee researcher to lead talk on decade of cancer prevention

Alasdair Clark

A world-leading cancer researcher will deliver a public talk on a “decade of cancer prevention research.”

PROFESSOR ANNIE Anderson, from Dundee Universities School of Medicine, will deliver the talk at “Café Science” in Dundee, outlining what has been learned from a decade of cancer prevention research and the daily steps people can take to prevent cancer.

Started in 2008, Café Science aims to give the public accessible information from local experts on the ground-breaking scientific research being carried out at the Universities of Dundee and Abertay.

Dundee University Drug Discovery Unit is an EU leader in drug development, but has already warned about the impact of Brexit on its research capabilities.

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Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the project has attracted over 7000 visitors who have heard informal talks on scientific advances.

“Only 3% of the national funding in cancer research is spent on prevention.” Professor Annie Anderson

Professor Anderson, one of the country’s leading experts on cancer prevention and public health nutrition, said: “There is very strong evidence to suggest four in 10 cancers are linked to lifestyle.

“We know that diet, weight and activity levels can change people’s risk of developing certain cancers. However, only 3% of the national funding in cancer research is spent on prevention.”

The event is free to attend and will be hosted at Avery and Co in Dundee on 22 January at 7pm.

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