Beginning to Tackle Alcohol Use for Cancer Prevention in the U.S.

Original Air Date: Thursday, April 25th, 2024

Alcohol use increases the risk of several types of cancers. Co-occurring alcohol use and mental health disorders can exacerbate each other, further increasing an individual’s risk of developing cancer. Join the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control [] at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing for a webinar that will explore the latest data and highlight how reducing alcohol consumption can potentially decrease alcohol-related cancer deaths among individuals with mental health and/or substance use challenges.

On April 25, from 2 – 3 p.m. ET, experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health will highlight how efforts to reduce alcohol use can serve as evidence-based tactics for cancer prevention in the U.S.

Webinar participants will:

  • Discover new data regarding alcohol-attributable cancer deaths in the U.S.
  • Understand the potential for a decrease in alcohol-attributable cancer deaths if adults adhered to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans on alcohol use.
  • Explore effective strategies for helping individuals drink less alcohol.
  • Learn ideas for integrating alcohol and cancer prevention initiatives.

This webinar will feature the following speakers:

  • Jane Henley, MSPH, Epidemiologist, Cancer Surveillance Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, CDC
  • Marissa Esser, PhD, Lead of the Alcohol Program, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
  • Haven Battles, PhD, Assistant Director, Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research, New York State Department of Health

This event was brought to you by the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control:


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