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Breast cancer

Latest evidence

The research team at Imperial College London produced the updated systematic literature review (SLR) of evidence on food, nutrition and physical activity in relation to the prevention of breast cancer in 2008. The CUP review included 81 new papers that were identified in the CUP updated search.

The Expert Panel considered the updated evidence and agreed that the updated CUP findings confirmed the convincing and probable conclusions of the Second Expert Report for breast cancer.

The Breast Cancer 2010 Report updates the breast cancer section of the Second Expert Report (section 7.10) and is based on the findings of the 2008 SLR and the Expert Panel discussion.

You can also view the protocol for reviewing the evidence for breast cancer here.

Conclusions from the updated evidence for breast cancer

The Panel's judgements are shown below. Further details on other factors can be found in the Breast Cancer 2010 Report. Information on how the Panel judged the evidence can be found in Appendix 1 of the report, and further details in chapter 3 of the Second Expert Report.

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

Three journal papers based on the latest evidence in the CUP database have been published.

As part of the CUP, new evidence for breast cancer survivors was discussed by the CUP Panel in June 2013. For more information, see Achievements and future plans.