Twitter | Search | |
Cancer Research UK
Why are we comparing obesity to smoking in our latest adverts? Because obesity is a cause of cancer too and we need the government to take action right now, to protect future generations. Learn more about the impact of ending junk food advertising to kids:
Reply Retweet Like More
Prof Amy Brown Jun 30
Replying to @CR_UK
If you're genuinely arguing for public health level solutions, why not target advertising at politicians? 🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️
Reply Retweet Like
Cancer Research UK Jul 1
Replying to @Prof_AmyBrown
1/3 Hi Amy. Our campaign is targeting all UK adults as we want to raise awareness across a mass public audience. This campaign isn't aimed solely at people who are obese, nor targeting just decision makers in parliament which was the purpose of our Westminster campaign in January
Reply Retweet Like
Cancer Research UK Jul 1
Replying to @Prof_AmyBrown
2/3 Our aim is to grow understanding across the whole of the UK that obesity is a cause of cancer and there are environmental drivers that can influence a person’s weight.
Reply Retweet Like
Cancer Research UK Jul 1
Replying to @Prof_AmyBrown
3/3 The campaign is also aiming to influence MPs and policy-makers to encourage the government to affect change by implementing restrictions on junk food marketing to children.
Reply Retweet Like
Emma Robertson Jul 2
Replying to @nhsjuniordoc @CR_UK
How are causes worked out...? Can you share some papers please...? As a cancer patient (who has never been overweight) I have never been given a list of actual direct causes for my cancer... It’s always “just bad luck”. 🤔
Reply Retweet Like
Cancer Research UK Jul 2
Hi Emma, when we look at a whole population, factors such as obesity cause more people to develop cancer, but we can’t predict which people they will be. 1/3
Reply Retweet Like
Cancer Research UK Jul 2
As with other causes of cancer like smoking and alcohol, this doesn’t mean that everyone with obesity will develop cancer, or that people of a healthy weight can’t develop cancer. 2/3
Reply Retweet Like
Cancer Research UK Jul 2
Everyone’s personal risk of cancer is affected by lots of different things, including things which can’t be changed like age and genes. You can find out more about the research behind obesity as a cause of cancer, here: 3/3
Reply Retweet Like
David Nunan PhD Jul 9
Replying to @CR_UK @Prof_AmyBrown
Hi Have you published an open access document on the specific aims/objectives of your campaign, how you intend to measure if you’ve achieved them, with timelines & the folk who will do this, including the patient & public involvement strategy adopted. Thanks.
Reply Retweet Like
Cancer Research UK Jul 12
Replying to @dnunan79
Hi David, here’s a link to our 2-page overview of the campaign which should help to answer your questions:
Reply Retweet Like