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About this chapter

This chapter was developed by Cancer Council Australia's expert Nutrition and Physical Activity Committee, endorsed by its principal Public Health Committee, peer-reviewed in December 2011 and January 2012 by Professor David Roder (University of South Australia) and Professor Mike Daube (Curtin University) and published in April 2012. In October 2012, World Cancer Research Fund and American Institute for Cancer Research analyses were added to Impact: Alcohol and cancer (see Table 1), along with more recent findings from the European (EPIC) and UK studies (as cited throughout). These statistical additions were endorsed by the Public Health Committee in October 2012.

Recommended citation:

Cancer Council Australia Public Health Committee - Nutrition and Physical Activity Subcommittee. National Cancer Prevention Policy: Alcohol and cancer. Sydney: Cancer Council Australia; [updated 2012 October 31]. Available from:

Contact: Paul Grogan


  1. Overview
  2. Impact: Alcohol and cancer
  3. Link between alcohol and cancer
  4. Policy context
  5. Effective interventions
  6. Policy priorities
  7. Related position statements