Section last updated: August 15, 2017
Cancer & Alcohol
BREAST CANCER - last updated Aug 2017
COLORECTAL CANCERS- last updated Dec 2016
HEAD AND NECK CANCERS- last updated May 2016
PROSTATE CANCER - last updated May 2017
PANCREATIC CANCER - last updated May 2017
Alcohol consumption and risk of urothelial cell bladder cancer (Aug 2017)
Alcohol consumption and gastric cancer risk - A pooled analysis within the StoP (Aug 2017)
Does light drinking increase the risk of cancer? (Aug 2017)
Alcohol and lung cancer risk among never smokers (Mar 2017)
Comment On Alcohol and Cancer - Opinion piece by Byron Sharp, Professor of Marketing Science at the University of South Australia (Oct 2016)
Does physical activity moderate the association between alcohol drinking and all-cause, cancer and cardiovascular diseases mortality (Oct 2016)
Alcohol intake and risk of thyroid cancer (Sept 2016)
A meta-analysis of alcohol consumption and thyroid cancer risk (July 2016)
Alcohol and dietary folate intake and promoter cpg island methylation in clearcell renal cell cancer (July 2016)
Alcohol-attributable cancer in New Zealand (June 2016)
Alcohol and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin (June 2016)
World Cancer Fund finds increased risk of stomach cancer at 3 drinks or more (May 2016)
The association between alcohol consumption and lung carcinoma by histological subtype
Adult lifetime alcohol consumption and invasive epithelial ovarian cancer risk in a population-based case-control study (Feb 2016)
Associations of alcohol use disorders – an increase of risk for esophageal and a significant decrease in risk of gastric cancers (Feb 2016)
The association between alcohol consumption and lung carcinoma by histological subtype (Feb 2016)
Alcohol consumption and rates of cancer screening: Is cancer risk overestimated? (Jan 2016)
Alcohol and Cancer: A discussion between Dr Jurgen Rehm and Dr Arthur Klatsky (Jan 2016)
An update on the association of alcohol consumption with the risk of cancer (Sep 2015)
Alcohol consumption and the risk of renal cancers in the European prospective –investigation into cancer and nutrition (EPIC) (Jul 2015)
Mediterranean diet and risk of endometrial cancer (Jul 2015)
Joint and independent effect of alcohol and tobacco use on the risk of subsequent cancer incidence among cancer survivors (Jul 2015)

Association between alcohol consumption and the risk of ovarian cancer (Apr 2015)
What is the association between alcohol consumption and cancer? (April 2015)
Alcohol intake and early-onset basal cell carcinoma in a case-control study (April 2015)
A prospective study of alcohol consumption and renal cell carcinoma risk (Feb 2015)
Alcohol consumption and risk of endometrial cancer (Jul 2014)
Underreporting of alcohol intake affects the relation of alcohol to the risk of cancer (May 2014)
Comments on “Section 2.3, Alcohol Consumption,” from the “World Cancer Report 2014” issued by the World Health Organization (Feb 2014)

Compound in grapes, red wine could help treat multiple types of cancer, study finds (Jan 2014)

Alcohol consumption and risk of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer in the Women’s Health Initiative (Jan 2014)
Alcohol consumption and lymphoid and myeloid neoplasms (Oct 2013)
Clustering of alcohol consumption with socioeconomic and biologic risk factors for cancer (Oct 2013)
Alcohol drinking and non-Hodgkin lymphoma risk: a systematic review and a meta-analysis (Mar 2013)
Alcohol-attributable cancer deaths and years of potential life lost in the United States (Mar 2013)
Alcohol drinking and endometrial cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study (Mar 2013)
Effects of alcohol on lymphoma, leukemia, and other types of hematological cancers (Jan 2013)

Two studies find moderate alcohol intake is associated with a lower risk of kidney cancer (Sep 2012)

Drinking may be associated with a reduced risk of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (Sep 2012)
Alcohol drinking and primary liver cancer: A pooled analysis of four Japanese cohort studies (Sep 2012)
Association of lifestyle and environmental factors with the risk of cancer/(Jan 2012)
No link found between alcohol consumption and bladder cancer risk (Dec 2011)
Association of quantity of alcohol and frequency of consumption with cancer mortality (Dec 2011)
Alcohol consumption and gastric cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort (Dec 2011)
Alcohol consumption and risk of renal cell cancer: the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study (June 2011)
The role that alcohol drinking may play in the risk of cancer (June 2011)
Healthier lifestyles may prevent 340,000 US cancers a year (April 2011)
A meta-analysis of alcohol intake and risk of bladder cancer (jan 2011)
Alcohol intake and endometrial cancer risk: a meta-analysis of prospective studies (Oct 2010)
Heavy alcohol use linked to cancer - excessive drinking promotes cellular changes, study finds(July 2010)
Wine may protect against adenocarcinoma of the lung
Alcohol consumption and reduced risk of hematologic malignancies
Cancer incidence among patients with alcohol use disorders
Wine may guard against lymphoma relapse
Alcohol and cancer - have there been any new revelations in the recent studies on alcohol and cancer? by Helena Conibear
‘Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention Food, Nutrition, and Physical Activity: a Global Perspective’ report from the World Cancer Research Fund
Moderate alcohol intake and cancer incidence in women by Professor R. Curtis Ellison, Boston University School of Medicine
Expert report on lifestyle and cancer - findings for alcohol by Dr. Erik Skovenborg
Red wine may reduce risk of lung cancer
Discussions concerning alcohol as an independent protective lifestyle factor
Commentary on alcohol and cancer by Harvey E Finkel, MD
Alcohol drinking and renal cell carcinoma in Canadian men and women
Alcohol as a cause of cancer - findings from the Australian Cancer Institute, New South Wales
Mediterranean diet cuts cancer risk
More than moderate drinking may be linked to endometrial cancer risk more than moderate drinking may be linked to endometrial cancer risk
Alcohol may lower risk of kidney cancer
Alcohol drinking linked to reduced risk of renal cell cancer
Smoking and heavy drinking lower odds of surving cancer
Worldwide cancer burden

Alcohol and ovarian cancer risk

Tobacco and alcohol consumption and risk of lymphoma

The importance of folate intake for moderate drinkers
Finding may explain link between alcohol and certain cancers
Alcohol consumption and risk of non-hodgkins lymphoma
Effects of Moderate alcohol consumption on folate and vitamin B12 status
Beer has a protective effect for adult acute leukemia
Drinking Doesn't appear to raise bladder cancer risk
Further evidence of reduced mortality in middle aged men
Red wine slows lung cancer, white may raises risk
Healthy lifestyle may reduce women's risk of developing cancer
Protein in grape skins can kill cancer cells
Beer's potential Role in Preventing Cancer
Wine may protect against adenocarcinoma of the lung
Alcohol and lung cancer risk
Red Wine Polyphenols in cancer research
by Dr. Erik Skovenborg
Papillary Thyroid cancer in women
Alcohol Consumption, all-cause and cancer mortality among middle-aged Japanese men
Gastritis, Ulcer, Stomach Cancer - Might Drinking Be Protective?
by Harvey Finkel, M.D
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