Pre-diagnostic concordance with the WCRF/AICR guidelines and survival in European colorectal cancer patients: a cohort study.

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Cancer survivors are advised to follow lifestyle recommendations on diet, physical activity, and body fatness proposed by the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute of Cancer Research (WCRF/AICR) for cancer prevention. Previous studies have demonstrated that higher concordance with these recommendations measured using an index score (the WCRF/AICR score) was associated with lower cancer incidence and mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between pre-diagnostic concordance with WCRF/AICR recommendations and mortality in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients.


  • Dora Romaguera
  • Heather Ward
  • Petra A Wark
  • Anne-Claire Vergnaud
  • Petra H Peeters
  • Carla H van Gils
  • Pietro Ferrari
  • Veronika Fedirko
  • Mazda Jenab
  • Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault
  • Laure Dossus
  • Laureen Dartois
  • Camilla Plambeck Hansen
  • Christina Catherine Dahm
  • Genevieve Buckland
  • María José Sánchez
  • Miren Dorronsoro
  • Carmen Navarro
  • Aurelio Barricarte
  • Timothy J Key
  • Antonia Trichopoulou
  • Christos Tsironis
  • Pagona Lagiou
  • Giovanna Masala
  • Valeria Pala
  • Rosario Tumino
  • Paolo Vineis
  • Salvatore Panico
  • H Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita
  • Peter D Siersema
  • Maria Wennberg
  • Lena M Nilsson
  • Elisabete Weiderpass
  • Tilman Kühn
  • Verena Katzke
  • Kay-Tee Khaw
  • Nick J Wareham
  • Anne Tjønneland
  • Heiner Boeing
  • José R Quirós
  • Marc J Gunter
  • Elio Riboli
  • Teresa Norat
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Cancer and Oncology
  • Other Clinical Medicine
Original languageEnglish
Article number107
JournalBMC Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Pathology, (Lund) (013030000), Internal Medicine Research Unit (013242520)

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