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Communication Approaches for Increasing Awareness of the Link Between Alcohol and Cancer

February 9, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Communication Approaches for Increasing Awareness of the Link Between Alcohol and Cancer

Event Type: Webinar
Date: February 9,‌ 2022
Time: 11:00 PM – 12:00 PM CST


Alcohol is a well-established human carcinogen, but widespread awareness of this fact remains low. Significant research gaps across the cancer control continuum remain, especially about how to effectively increase awareness and limit alcohol consumption.

In this webinar, experts will address the lack of awareness of the link between alcohol and cancer with a specific focus on communication challenges of modest risk ratios, exposures with mixed effects on health outcomes, and the evolving nature of science with its incumbent uncertainties. Presenters will also discuss communication strategies based on novel research and lessons learned from the tobacco control field.

This webinar kicks off a 2022 quarterly series on alcohol and cancer. The webinar series builds on a 2020 NCI workshop and a recent paper addressing alcohol and cancer to further explore research concerning alcohol as a target for cancer prevention and control. Future topics include co-use of alcohol and other substances, alcohol use in cancer patients and survivors, and alcohol-related policies.

Reasonable Accommodations
Individuals who need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact [email protected]. Requests should be made at least five business days in advance of the event.


Priscilla Martinez, M.Phil., Ph.D.
Alcohol Research Group
Public Health Institute
School of Public Health
University of California Berkeley
Jennifer L. Hay, Ph.D.
Director, Genomics, Risk & Health Decision Making Laboratory
Member and Attending Psychologist
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Seth M. Noar, Ph.D.
James Howard and Hallie McLean Parker Distinguished Professor
Director, Communicating for Health Impact Lab
Hussman School of Journalism and Media
Member, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Heather D’Angelo, Ph.D., M.H.S.
Program Director
NCI Behavioral Research Program


February 9, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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National Institute of Health


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