New Survey Data on Cancer Risk Awareness from AICR

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American Institute of Cancer Research
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Since 2006, Gary Fournier, one of Barron’s top 1,200 financial advisors in America, has held a managing director position at JP Morgan in Los Angeles. A supporter of research into cancer, Gary Fournier has contributed to the American Institute of Cancer Research.

The American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) has worked to fund and analyze studies focused on preventing cancer for more than 30 years. As a part of its commitment to educating the public, the organization publishes regular updates with new data. One recent example is the 2017 AICR Cancer Risk Awareness Survey.

The eighth investigation of its kind, the 2017 AICR Cancer Risk Awareness Survey found that fewer than 50 percent of Americans knew about two items empirically linked to cancer: alcohol and processed meat. The paper also revealed that half of all Americans surveyed did not recognize obesity as another contributing factor in developing the disease.

Spreading awareness can have a measurably positive effect on the rates of cancer. In fact, according to AICR, knowing the risks associated with certain lifestyle choices and adjusting accordingly can potentially prevent almost 33 percent of common cancers.

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