The American Cancer Society conducts long-term studies in order to gain insight into the causes of cancer and identify different ways to prevent it. But how exactly does ACS perform these studies? What are their impacts?
The following infographic provides a closer look at how the ACS gathers and analyzes data for these prevention studies. Many of the facts we know about cancer prevention and risk factors come from these studies, so they are important tools in our understanding of this disease.
As you can see, these studies have given rise to important research findings, such as the link between smoking and lung cancer and the impact of being overweight or obese on cancer risk. This research will continue to be an invaluable piece of the cancer puzzle so we can raise awareness and fight a better-informed battle against this disease.