Report: Climate change is an overlooked threat to cancer prevention and survival

The effects of climate change can have an impact on cancer-prevention efforts and cancer survival, according to a new report co-authored by Aaron Bernstein, interim director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (Harvard C-CHANGE) at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

A May 18, 2020 CNBC article about the report noted the many ways in which the extreme weather events caused by climate change—such as hurricanes, wildfires, and floods—often expose people to increased levels of carcinogens and may also cause shortages of medical supplies and other lifesaving measures that affect cancer survival.

Read the CNBC article: Climate change is fueling extreme weather that lowers cancer survival rate and threatens prevention

Read the report in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians: Climate change and cancer