The Cancer Policy Research Centre (CPRC)
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The Cancer Policy Research Centre (CPRC) undertakes and funds high quality, high impact research across the cancer pathway to influence cancer policy and practice. Headed by Dr Jyotsna Vohra, the CPRC has recently expanded its focus beyond cancer prevention.
Formally known as the Policy Research Centre for Cancer Prevention (PRCP), the CPRC’s research has delivered on multiple research studies and from these produced many influential publications. All have contributed towards Cancer Research UK’s goal of accelerating progress towards beating cancer together.
Research is addressing the effects of standard packaging and Primary Care cessation services, and inequalities surrounding cessation services. The Tobacco Advisory Group commissions new research surrounding tobacco including on e-cigarettes and heat not burn products.
Research is addressing the influence of marketing exposure of unhealthy food and drinks; particularly to young people, awareness of the link between obesity and health, and the role of primary care services and prevention messaging for obesity.
Diet has been addressed through projects, as can be seen below. Current research is also addressing links between marketing exposure and impacts upon the diet of young people, with additional projects addressing the effects of the sugary drink industry levy.
Research is addressing the effect of marketing on children and young people’s consumption, brand recognition and its impact on choice and consumption, awareness of the link between alcohol and cancer, knowledge on guidelines, and the use and referral to alcohol cessation services.
Physical activity has also been identified as a lifestyle risk factor. The center is planning future research into this risk factor.
Sun exposure has also been identified as a lifestyle risk factor. The center is planning future research into this risk factor.
Accelerating the translation of early detection and diagnosis research in cancer (July 2018). A summary of a workshop held by the Academy of Medical Sciences and Cancer Research UK, 7 February 2018.