Ten strategies for cancer prevention

Of the 400,000 cancer deaths each year in the United States, at least 200,000 are preventable. This means that the most effective method of cancer control in the near future will most likely be prevention. As science teachers, I think we have an obligation to relay cancer-prevention strategies to our students and suggest they take the information home to their families. To this end, here's an up-to-date summery of strategies for cancer prevention, based on information from studies of population groups, animal experiments, and laboratory work.