3% of brain and other CNS tumour (ICD-10 C70-C72) cases in the UK are preventable. The proportion of lifestyle-associated benign and uncertain behaviour brain and other CNS tumours, and other intracranial tumours, has not been estimated.
Brain and other CNS cancer risk is associated with a number of risk factors.[2,3]
Brain and Other CNS Cancer Risk Factors
|Increases risk||Decreases risk|
|'Sufficient' or 'convincing' evidence||
|'Limited' or 'Probable' evidence||
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classification. World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research (WCRF/AICR) classification does not include brain, other CNS and intracranial tumours because they are not generally recognised to have a relationship to food, nutrition, and physical activity.
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- Brown KF, Rumgay H, Dunlop C, et al. The fraction of cancer attributable to known risk factors in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the UK overall in 2015. British Journal of Cancer 2018.
- International Agency for Research on Cancer. List of Classifications by cancer sites with sufficient or limited evidence in humans, Volumes 1 to 116*. Accessed October 2016.
- World Cancer Research Fund / American Institute for Cancer Research. Continuous Update Project Findings & Reports. Accessed October 2016.