“A reduction in the risk of developing clinically evident cancer”

— Definition by the ASCO CAPC

About Cancer Prophylaxis

Risk-based management is the process of determining the best cancer prevention approaches for specific cancer risks.

Cancer prevention science and practice are just beginning to gain public, academic, government and industry recognition as a major aspect of medicine

  1. Prevention of cancer is now divided into primary and secondary prevention.
  2. Primary prevention is that set of interventions that keeps a cancerous process from ever developing and includes health counseling and education, environmental controls and product safety as examples.
  3. Secondary prevention is that set of interventions leading to the discovery and control of cancerous or precancerous processes while localized, i.e., screening, early detection, and effective treatment.
  4. Jointly, primary and secondary prevention must be synthesized into optimum life time strategies that are best understood and evaluated under certain basic concepts of the epidemiology of cancer. Please contact us for more information.