Alcohol & cancer risk – time for action?

Nicole Musuwo, Sarah Schoenberger

17 November 20:00-21:00 GMT

Alcohol & cancer risk – time for action?

Nicole Musuwo, Sarah Schoenberger

17 November 20:00-21:00 GMT





Alcohol is harming our health and MyNutriWeb, World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the Alcohol Health Alliance have come together to explore the evidence and action for change.


  • 70 people die every day from alcohol-related causes in the UK
  • Alcohol harm costs NHS England £3.5 billion annually
  • Alcohol is now the third biggest risk factor to health behind tobacco and high blood pressure
  • There is strong evidence that drinking alcohol increases the risk of breast, bowel, liver, mouth, throat, oesophagus and stomach cancer

This webinar will explore the evidence behind WCRF’s recommendation to avoid alcohol. We will also look at the rising levels of alcohol-related harm in the UK, the evidence-based solutions and the latest campaigns for change – where reducing the affordability, promotion and availability of alcohol are proven to reduce its harm.


  • The evidence on alcohol and cancer risk
  • How alcohol increases cancer risk
  • WCRF’s recommendation to avoid alcohol
  • The impact of alcohol consumption in the UK
  • The policies needed to reduce alcohol consumption in the UK
  • Find evidence-based information on alcohol and cancer
  • Support policies and campaigns to reduce alcohol consumption

Please note, webinars are not intended to be used by non-medically qualified individuals or as a substitute for, or basis for any medical treatment.

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Expert speakers

Nicole Musuwo
Senior Research Interpretation Officer, World Cancer Research Fund International

Nicole is a Registered Associate Nutritionist with a background in delivering public health nutrition interventions and research. At WCRF, she works on the Continuous Update Project, an ongoing programme analysing global research on how diet, nutrition and physical activity affect cancer risk and survival.

Douglas Twenefour Diabetes UK

Sarah Schoenberger
Head of Policy, Institute of Alcohol Studies presenting on behalf of the Alcohol Health Alliance UK

Sarah leads on parliamentary engagement and public policy work for the Institute of Alcohol Studies, influencing decision makers to take positive action to reduce alcohol harm. She works closely with the Alcohol Health Alliance UK to highlight the rising levels of alcohol harm and propose evidence-based solutions to reduce this harm.


Rosie Long
Digital Nutritionist ANutr MyNutriWeb


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This webinar is kindly run in association with
World Cancer Research Fund and the Alcohol Health Alliance

World Cancer Research Fund

About World Cancer Research Fund
We are experts in cancer prevention. We champion the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity, so that we can help people make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk. Find out more here.

About Alcohol Health Alliance
The Alcohol Health Alliance UK (AHA) is an alliance of more than 60 non-governmental organisations which work together to promote evidence-based policies to reduce the harm caused by alcohol.
Members of the AHA include medical royal colleges, charities, unions, treatment providers and other organisations that want to tackle alcohol harm.

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