Textbooks and chapters

World Cancer Research Fund & American Institute for Cancer Research. Food, Nutrition and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective. Washington, DC: American Institute for Cancer Research, 1997. A comprehensive review of the literature on nutritional aspects of cancer prevention. Packed with informative tables and figures.

Heber D, Blackburn GL, Go VLW (eds). Nutritional oncology . New York: Academic Press, 1999. A comprehensive review of evidence and mechanisms relating nutrition to the etiology of cancer; diet, nutrition, and cancer prevention; nutritional assessment and therapy of the cancer patient; and clinical trials in nutritional oncology. Second edition in preparation.

Review articles

Byers T, Nestle M, McTiernan A, et al . American Cancer Society guidelines on nutrition and physical activity for cancer prevention (2002). Reducing the risk of cancer with healthy food choices and physical activity. CA Cancer J Clin 2002;52:92-119.

Brown JK, Byers T, Doyle C, et al . Nutrition and physical activity during and after cancer treatment: an American Cancer Society guide for informed choices. CA Cancer J Clin 2003;53:268-91.
Carmichael AR , Bates T. Obesity and breast cancer: a review of the literature. The Breast 2004;13:85-92.

Key TJ, Allen NE, Spencer EA, Travis RC. The effect of diet on risk of cancer. Lancet 2002; 360: 861-68.

McCullough ML, Giovannucci EL. Diet and cancer prevention. Oncogene 2004;23:6349-64. A concise review of the evidence linking diet to cancer etiology.

Original reports

Calle EE, Rodriguez C, Walker-Thurmond K, Thun MJ. Overweight, obesity, and mortality from cancer in a prospectively studied cohort of U.S. adults. New Engl J Med 2003;348:1625-38.

Feigelson HS, Jonas CR, Teras LR, et al . Weight gain, body mass index, hormone replacement therapy, and postmenopausal breast cancer in a large prospective study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2004;13:220-4.

Seminal papers

DeWys WE, Bogg C, Lavin PP, et al: Prognostic effect of weight loss prior to chemotherapy in cancer patients. Am J Med 1980;69:491-7.

McGeer AJ, Detsky AS, O'Rourke K: Parenteral nutrition in patients receiving cancer chemotherapy. Ann Intern Med 1989;110:734-6.

Mediated materials

Zeisel S (ed). Nutrition and Cancer.CD-ROM in: Nutrition in Medicine. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina

Web sites  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Cancer Prevention and Control
National Cancer Institute
American Cancer Society
American Institute for Cancer Research