Diet and cancer - prevention and prognosis
Overall objective: To improve the insight on how various dietary components influence the risk and prognosis of cancer.
- Cancer prevention: We study dietary components that are potential risk factors for cancer, particularly breast cancer, in several large cohort studies, such as the Norwegian Women and Cancer study (NOWAC) at the University of Tromsø, and the European Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC).
- Cancer prognosis: We participate in clinical studies such as the EBBAII-study (Energy Balance and Breast Cancer Aspects) at Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål. This is a randomized controlled trial among newly diagnosed breast cancer patients with physical activity intervention for one year.
KBS (Kostberegningssystem) and its food composition database
Overall objective: To maintain and further develope the food and nutrition database and software.
Due to rapid changes in the food marked the food composition database used by KBS needs to be continiously updated, and we invest considerable ressources in this work.