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Editorial. (2017) Alcohol and cancer. The Lancet, 390, (10109), p. 2215. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32868-4.

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The Nov 7 publication of Alcohol and Cancer: a Statement of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) emphasises the prominence of alcohol as a proven cause of many cancers. This view is not novel and comes exactly 30 years after a working group of the International Agency for Research on Cancer determined that alcoholic beverages were carcinogenic to humans. It has been echoed by other cancer societies since then but seemingly ignored by the wider medical community and by society. The influential endorsement by ASCO provides a powerful impetus to act on decades of evidence that alcohol harms health....

Item Type
Article
Publication Type
Irish-related, International, Article
Drug Type
Alcohol
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
Date
November 2017
Identification #
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32868-4
Page Range
p. 2215
Publisher
Elsevier
Corporate Creators
Editorial
Volume
390
Number
10109
EndNote
Accession Number
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