Professor WiggersUniversity of Newcastle$2,203,9862016-2020
One third or more of cancers could be avoided by reducing or eliminating modifiable cancer risk factors. Key risk factors that contribute to high cancer incidence are tobacco smoking, poor diet, physical inactivity, risky alcohol consumption and obesity.
Professor Wiggers is evaluating community programs and how well they reduce modifiable lifestyle risk factors for cancer. This program is providing much needed evidence about how to implement more effective programs and services to reduce the burden of cancer.
Modifying lifestyle can help prevent certain cancers. It’s important that a supportive environment exists to help people do this.
This study will challenge current approaches to community cancer prevention programs and provide the much needed evidence on how to implement more effective programs to significantly reduce the burden of cancer at a population level.