Our achievements

Our network of charities has achieved many successes

We were the first organisation to identify the link between diet and cancer, and we are building the world’s largest source of scientific research on cancer prevention through diet, nutrition and physical activity. Our achievements over many years reflect our commitment to helping people reduce their risk of preventable cancers.

Funding research

As of 2014, our network has funded over HK$1bn of research. We were the first organisation that identified the link between diet and cancer – now a widely accepted fact. Among our many research findings, we confirmed that being overweight is a major risk factor for at least 11 different cancers.

We are currently funding vital projects on a number of different cancers.

Interpreting evidence

Our pioneering Continuous Update Project is the world’s largest source of scientific research on cancer prevention and survivorship through diet, weight and physical activity. It is continuously updated allowing us to constantly monitor the latest research and regularly review our recommendations, so the public can be assured they are receiving the most accurate and proven information at all times.

Our Third Expert Report, Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective, published in 2018, is a comprehensive update on the links between food, nutrition, physical activity and cancer prevention. For the report we reviewed studies on 17 cancers, comprising 51 million people of whom 3.5 million were diagnosed with cancer.

Our panel of world-renowned independent experts from across the globe reviewed decades of evidence and from their conclusions developed the most reliable cancer prevention advice currently available. This is summarised in our updated Cancer Prevention Recommendations.

Our efforts and achievements in spreading the message across the community demonstrate what a vital role we play in empowering people to make choices that will help them lead happy, healthy, cancer-free lives.