The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released a statement on alcohol and cancer. The goals of this statement are to:
- Promote public education about the risks between alcohol abuse and certain types of cancer.
- Support policy efforts to reduce the risk of cancer through evidence-based strategies that prevent excessive use of alcohol.
- Provide education to oncology providers about the influence of excessive alcohol use and cancer risks and treatment complications, including clarification of conflicting evidence.
- Identify areas of needed research regarding the relationship between alcohol use and cancer risk and outcomes.
LoConte N, Brewster A, Kaur J, Merrill J, Alberg A. Alcohol and cancer: A statement of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. J Clin Oncol. 2018;36(1):83-93. doi:10.1200/JCO.2017.76.1155.
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