Cancer Immunology & Prevention

Prevention is the best cure

We need a shift toward a more positive attitude regarding cancer prevention, rather than a focus on treatment alone.

How will your solution make a difference

There is a tendency to disbelieve when the proposed lifestyle change is inconvenient. But more research and an attitude change towards prevention will save people from unpleasant treatment regimens and help them lead longer, healthier lives.

What is your proposed solution

Fund grants that identify links between environmental causes and cancer, using epidemiology data and biochemistry to recognize trends and discern molecular causes. To motivate people to make changes, the scientific community first needs to focus on rather than scoff at preventative research. Mounting evidence regarding the role of BMI in breast cancer, for example, should be followed up on, and similar inquiries emphasized across cancer types.


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Idea No. 792