Creating the Report
Developed in collaboration with and managed by World Cancer Research Fund International, the Report was produced over a ten year period and was published in 2018. To create the report, a multi-disciplinary panel of independent experts systematically reviewed decades of scientific studies and evaluated evidence from hundreds of studies.
The Third Expert Report builds on two previous global reports from 1997 and 2007. It offers a wealth of new overall information, provides more sophisticated analyses of cancer risk and exposure, and reflects shifts in the Expert Panel’s interpretation of the gathered evidence.
And even after publication, the work remains ongoing. Scientific studies from around the world are routinely added to the Continuous Update Project’s (CUP) research database, which is systematically maintained by a team of scientists at Imperial College London. Evidence is evaluated on an ongoing basis, and findings can be used to update the Cancer Prevention Recommendations.