Cancer prevention: the importance of accurate risk assessment.

  title={Cancer prevention: the importance of accurate risk assessment.},
  author={Powel H. Brown and Asma Rashid},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  volume={14 6},
We are now at the beginning of an important era in the clinical application of cancer prevention research. Research over the last 20 years has identified strategies for the prevention of many common cancers, and we are now in position to intervene to reduce the incidence of these cancers using dietary, behavioral, or medical interventions. However, some of these interventions are associated with risk of significant unwanted effects. Thus, a major challenge now is to identify individuals who… CONTINUE READING