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Cancer Prevention

Information on general cancer prevention, prevention of specific cancers, and cancer prevention clinical trials.

On this page:

General Cancer Prevention Information

  • NCI and Medical Decision Making

    Information on NCI's role in support of medical decision making.

  • Cancer Prevention Overview (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    General information about cancer prevention and descriptions of the concepts used in cancer-specific prevention summaries.
  • Cancer Trends Progress Report: Prevention

    This section of the report focuses on factors that can affect a person's risk of getting cancer. Has information on adult and youth smoking, alcohol and fat consumption, certain chemicals in the environment, and other topics.

Prevention for Specific Cancers

Research Updates

Tobacco

  • Smoking Home Page

    Free help to quit smoking, plus information on smoking and cancer, secondhand smoke, cigarettes and other tobacco products, tobacco research, and statistics.

  • Smokeless Tobacco

    NCI's gateway for information about chewing tobacco and snuff.

Food

  • Down Home Healthy Cooking: Recipes and Tips for Healthy Cooking (5 MB)

    Cookbook that presents traditional soul food recipes with a healthy twist. Developed for African Americans who are at higher risk from diet-related chronic diseases. Full of simple tips for tasty and nutritious dishes.

  • Cruciferous Vegetables and Cancer Prevention

    A fact sheet that summarizes the results of studies about cruciferous vegetables and cancer. It includes a list of cruciferous vegetables and outlines dietary recommendations for vegetables.

  • Garlic and Cancer Prevention

    A fact sheet that summarizes the results of studies on the consumption of garlic for cancer prevention.

  • Tea and Cancer Prevention: Strengths and Limits of the Evidence

    A fact sheet that summarizes the results of studies about tea and cancer prevention. It includes information about the ingredients of tea and safety considerations regarding tea consumption.

  • We Can!

    We Can! or "Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition" is a national program designed for families and communities to help children maintain a healthy weight.

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Other Cancer Prevention Topics

  • Antioxidants and Cancer Prevention

    A fact sheet about antioxidants, substances that may protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. Free radical damage may lead to cancer.

  • Calcium and Cancer Prevention: Strengths and Limits of the Evidence

    A fact sheet that summarizes the results of studies on calcium and cancer prevention. It includes information about dietary recommendations for calcium, and the amount of calcium in foods and supplements.

  • Cancer Vaccines

    A fact sheet that discusses cancer vaccines. Explains how they work, how they are made, and describes research related to their use.

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines

    A fact sheet about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines for the prevention of infection with certain types of HPV, which is the major cause of cervical cancer.

  • Statins and Cancer Prevention: Fact Sheet

    A fact sheet about results from animal research and ongoing observational studies of people taking statins that suggest that these drugs may lower the risk of certain cancers, including colorectal and skin cancers.

  • Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention

    A fact sheet that summarizes the results of studies on vitamin D and cancer prevention. It includes information about dietary recommendations for vitamin D.

  • Energy Balance: Weight and Obesity, Physical Activity, Diet

    Information from NCI and other agencies about healthy weight, diet, physical activity, and obesity and the research aimed at understanding their relationship to cancer.

Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials