Online Program

Alcohol and cancer: risks, advocacy, and cooptation

Monday, November 2, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Beverage alcohol is a known human carcinogen. Consuming even modest amounts of alcohol is a risk factor for several kinds of cancer. Presentations in this session examine the association between alcohol use and cancer at the genetic level and across countries, discuss international advocacy efforts for alcohol control policies, and describes how alcohol marketing companies are coopting breast cancer charities.
Session Objectives: Describe association between trends in alcohol consumption and mortality from cancers of the upper digestive tract. Discuss the implications of finding that the PDLIM5 gene is associated alcohol dependence and cancer. Describe examples of proactive cancer society advocacy for alcohol control policies. Identify alcohol products and promotions that use the pink ribbon symbol and related branding materials to associate the product with breast cancer.

Is there an association between trends in alcohol consumption and cancer mortality? A multi-country analysis   
Norman Giesbrecht, PhD, Naomi Schwartz, MPH, Sandrene Chin Cheong, BA, Julie Klein-Geltink, MHSc and Diane Nishri

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Endorsed by: Aging & Public Health, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Cancer Forum, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)