The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) ordered various research centres to do a literature research and meta-analysis into the relation between food and cancer. The department Human Nutrition of Wageningen UR has done research into gall bladder, liver and intestinal cancer. The library too, has contributed to this considerable job. Library staff found all the literature for the meta-analysis in several databases and set up search questions for these databases. The sets of articles found were then deduplicated in order to save time with the selection of relevant literature. Furthermore the Library has supplied a large amount of these articles, in so far as they were not available in Wageningen. The project started in January 2004 and is almost finished. The results of the research are included in the expert report Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective, which will be presented in November 2007. This will be a strongly improved version of the 1997 report.
WCRF has expressed its appreciation of the quantity and the quality of the work done in Wageningen.