About every second German develops cancer in the course of his or her life. That is around 510,000 new cases of cancer per year. Experts expect an increase to 600,000 by 2030. According to the Robert Koch Institute, about 1.7 million people in Germany live with a cancer that was diagnosed in the last 5 years. On World Cancer Day (February 4th), experts from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Comprehensive Cancer Center Munich, the Bavarian Cancer Society and the Felix Burda Foundation provide information on successful ways to reduce the risk of cancer.