Research findings

To expand the world’s understanding of cancer, we provide funding for original and innovative research exploring the link between diet, weight, physical activity and cancer prevention and survival.

View the key findings from some of our research below.

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Diet

Our researchers have examined the link between diet and cancer

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Weight

Our research has found links between excess weight and certain common cancers

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Physical activity

Our researchers have explored the effect of physical activity on cancer risk and survival

Fruit, glucose meter and stethoscope

Nutrition

Our funded studies have explored the links between nutrition and cancer

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Pregnancy & childhood

Our studies on how lifestyle factors in childhood can affect cancer risk

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Cancer survivors

We have funded research exploring how a healthy lifestyle can prevent recurrence of cancer

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Colorectal

Our studies on the link between diet, weight, physical activity and colorectal cancer

Histological sections - breast cancer

Breast

Our research on the link between diet, weight, physical activity and breast cancer

PSA test - prostate cancer

Prostate

Our studies on the link between diet, weight, physical activity and prostate cancer