The CUP is an ongoing review of research and captures the data from new scientific studies from around the world as they are published.
The CUP database is continually updated with all of the latest relevant papers from randomized control trials and cohort studies published for 17 cancers and breast cancer survivors.
- A team conducts the systematic literature reviews (SLRs)
- The SLRs are peer reviewed by external reviewers.
- The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) provides expert reviews of the biological mechanisms to support the epidemiological evidence.
- The CUP Panel evaluates and interprets the evidence and, where possible the likelihood that the exposures studied increase, decrease or have no effect on the risk of cancer.
- The Panel makes recommendations for the public based on its judgment of the strength of the evidence.
The CUP database is kept up to date with all relevant papers from randomized controlled trials and cohort studies published for 17 cancers and breast cancer survivors. The database now contains nearly 10,000 publications on these cancers, including publications from the Third Expert Report.
Making Research Matter
Cancer Prevention Recommendations
In addition to supplying healthcare professionals with a treasure trove of resources, the AICR also uses the Continuous Update Project’s research to help families and communities live healthier everyday lives. We’ve used the same research that powers our CUP reports to create ten recommendations for cancer prevention. By following these simple guidelines, you can significantly reduce your cancer risk.