About us

The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study is one of the largest cohort studies in the world, with more than half a million participants recruited across 10 European countries and followed for almost 15 years. It is jointly coordinated by Imperial College London, United Kingdom, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer, France.

The EPICentre blog on lifestyle and cancer will endeavour to highlight new findings on lifestyle and cancer as they are reported, and discuss their implications in plain English. We will hope to put them in a broader context, and where appropriate we may give another point of view to the original investigators. The posts will come from scientists within the EPIC network of cohort studies, although we will sometimes invite additional comments from others. We hope that this blog will become an important and informative addition to the media on how lifestyle influences cancer onset and outcome.

The information and views set out in the EPICentre blog are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Agency, the United Nations, or the World Health Organisation. Responsibility for the information and views expressed in the EPICentre blog lies entirely with the author(s).

Any query, please contact us at: