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06/02/2018

STAP launches breast cancer information campaign

The Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP has started an information campaignabout alcohol use and breast cancer.

Wim van Dalen, Director of STAP, today announced the launch of an information campaign about alcohol use and breast cancer.

Each year, almost 15,000 women are affected by breast cancer in the Netherlands. The Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP recalls the World Health Organisation's 2007 conclusion that alcohol is carcinogenic, and seeks to raise awareness about the link between the two.

The first such Dutch initiative aims to ensure that GPs and health professionals disseminate clear and accurate information to women across the Netherlands.

Wim van Dalen states that "Consumers have the right to know what the most important risks are of the use of alcoholic beverages. Information on the label about alcohol and traffic, alcohol and pregnancy and alcohol and cancer can help. "

To that end, a new website has been launched: https://www.alcoholenborstkanker.nl/

The press release in full is available here: http://www.stap.nl/en/news/news.html/3531/6392/light-alcohol-consumption-also-increases-the-risk-of-breast-cancer-#p3531