Our Global Network is dedicated to funding research and health education programmes into the links between food, nutrition, physical activity, body fatness and cancer risk.
The aim of the Continuous Update Project (CUP) is to make sure everyone, from policy makers to members of the public, has access to Recommendations for Cancer Prevention that are always based on the most up to date scientific evidence.
The CUP captures and reviews this evidence in a systematic and thorough way. An independent panel of world-renowned experts then makes judgements on the research findings.
The CUP builds on the foundations of the WCRF global network’s 1997 and 2007 Expert Reports into food, nutrition, physical activity and cancer.
Unlike the previous Expert Reports, the CUP is an ongoing review and captures new research as it is published. It ensures that the evidence on which the WCRF/AICR Recommendations are based continues to be the most up-to-date and comprehensive available.
The CUP follows the same robust scientific process as the 2007 Second Expert Report. An independent approach is maintained by separating the collection and review of the evidence by a team of scientists led by Dr Teresa Norat at Imperial College London (the 'systematic literature reviews' available from resource downloads), from the Panel's judgements and Recommendations for Cancer Prevention (published in the 'reports').