The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently came out with a report classifying red meat as a “group 1” carcinegen. Dr Tim Byers is Director of the Center for Public Health Practice at the Colorado School of Public Health and Professor at the University of Colorado. He joins me today to help shed light on the recent WHO IARC report classifying red meat as a group 1 carcinogen.
About Dr. Tim Byers
Since 1995, Dr. Byers has held the position of Professor at the University of Colorado. He has served as the Deputy Director and as the Interim Director of the University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center and is now the Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control.
Dr. Byers has published more than 320 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. His current research includes epidemiologic and clinical studies of nutrients as protective factors in colon, breast, and lung cancer, studies of cancer treatment decision-making by patients and physicians, studies of cancer genetics, and studies and programs to promote the early detection of lung and colorectal cancer. He is also the Director of the Center for Public Health Practice at the Colorado School of Public Health, developing training and programs to improve the effectiveness of public health workers, agencies, and programs.*
Topics and Links Mentioned In This Episode
- The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
- The Verge article
- Can Vitamin Supplements cause cancer?
- Does red meat cause cancer?
- Ways to prevent colorectal cancer
- What does Dr Byers wish everyone knew about cancer?
- “Squatty Potty”
- Cancer in blood of red meat?