Cancer Prevention

OCTM 2016 Wrap up

Dear runners and donors, I write this letter with immense gratitude and pride for what you have achieved in the name of OUTRUN CANCER. OUTRUN CANCER is about running and cancer as much as it is about not giving up. Even when life presents us…

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Why do we fundraise

If you have been following OUTRUN CANCER and our work in the last 4 years, you’ll know we strongly believe and support cancer prevention. It’s not just something we talk about. We believe it is our responsibility to do all we can to avoid getting…

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2/3 of cancers are due to “bad luck”… so what?

The beginning of the year was marked by a very controversial paper by Bert Vogelstein and Cristian Tomasetti. In summary, the scientists put forth a mathematical analysis of the genesis of cancer that confirms that 2/3 of cancers are due to random errors during the…

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Welcome Carlos Nunez !!

Carlos Nunez was successful for the PhD Fellow position in the Cancer Council CLEAR project research team and started his 4 years assignment in January. The CLEAR study aims to compile the most comprehensive information to date on the lifestyle and genetic factors that influence…

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Link between overweight obesity and cancer

Many people believe that cancer is primarily an inherited disease, however this is not the case. In fact, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) estimate that about 40% of cases of cancer could be prevented by improving diet, body weight, reducing alcohol and increasing physical…

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Cancer is a preventable disease

A while ago I started to bookmark all the interesting articles and researches on cancer prevention I came across. I will start to share more and more of this material with the aim of building a collection of useful information to help me ACTION upon…

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