This presentation will highlight key findings from Cancer Care Ontario’s recent report, Cancer Risk Factors in Ontario: Alcohol. It will use a cancer perspective to examine the prevalence and distribution of alcohol consumption in Ontario. To inform prevention and control efforts, this presentation will provide estimates of the cancer burden in the province related to alcohol consumption. Differences between Canada’s low risk alcohol drinking guidelines and cancer prevention recommendations for alcohol consumption will also be discussed.
Presenter: Stephanie Young
Stephanie Young is a Research Associate and epidemiologist in the Prevention and Surveillance unit at Cancer Care Ontario. She completed her Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She is the lead author on Cancer Risk Factors in Ontario: Alcohol and has worked on other projects related to cancer surveillance, such as examining the cancer burden in Ontario’s Aboriginal populations.
Increase understanding of the evidence supporting alcohol as a cause of several cancers.
- Gain knowledge of the impact that alcohol consumption has on cancer burden in Ontario.
- Increase knowledge of the prevalence and distribution of alcohol consumption in Ontario to identify areas for future cancer prevention and control efforts.
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