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IARC’s video about cancer risk prediction and stratification

Monday, 25 October 2021

A recent study demonstrated that incorporating polygenic risk scores can improve the accuracy of cancer risk prediction compared with predictions based on information on modifiable and demographic risk factors only. The study also demonstrated that individual changes in modifiable risk factors, such as smoking or body mass index, can meaningfully reduce the risk of most cancer types regardless of genetic predisposition.