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Cancer FactFinder website launched to provide fact-based reliable information about causes of cancer

Harvard Chan School of Public Health

April 7, 2022

Nicole Rura


Cancer FactFinder website launched to provide fact-based reliable information about causes of cancer


A team led by the Zhu Family Center for Global Cancer Prevention at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Center for Cancer Equity and Engagement at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center has launched Cancer FactFinder (https://cancerfactfinder.org/), a new website that provides accurate and reliable information about what does and does not cause cancer. For each topic on the website, the team, which includes scientific experts and community members, reviewed and summarized the best scientific, evidence-based information available. The team will continuously update website with new topics and additional information to existing topics.


For each of the more than 60 topics on the website, such as “Red Meat,” “Stress,” “Hormone Replacement Therapy,” or “Radon,” the summary provides information about:

  • What you may have heard

  • What science tells us

  • How to reduce your risk

  • What this means to me

  • Sources and links for more information

Each claim about a topic, such as “Red meat causes cancer,” also comes with an interpretation of the team’s findings about a claim’s veracity:

  • Most likely or definitely true: There is sufficient evidence to suggest that the claim is true.