The Role of Obesity in Cancer Survival and Recurrence

The Role of Obesity in Cancer Survival and Recurrence

Workshop Summary

eBook - 2012
Rate this:
Book News
Presented by the Institute of Medicine's National Cancer Policy Forum, this report summarizes a workshop of the same name held in Washington, DC, in October and November 2011. Clinicians, researchers, cancer survivors, and policy makers outline the clinical evidence for the link between obesity and cancer and the molecular mechanisms behind it, as well as potential interventions and research and policy measures to address the rise in cancer mortality predicted by an increasingly overweight and older population worldwide. The report reviews whether it is obesity, the energy imbalance that leads to obesity, or the molecular pathways that are deregulated due to obesity that increases the risk of cancer initiation or progression; study design issues that may affect the strength of clinical evidence and its interpretation, and ways to design future studies to gather the information needed to guide patient care; interventions to counter obesity effects or restore energy balance, including lifestyle measures and drug and surgical therapies; what to tell patients about weight loss, diet, exercise, and other measures to reduce risk and the challenges in inducing healthy behaviors; and policy suggestions for research, education, and dissemination of the findings, in addition to what the private and public sectors can do. There is no index. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Washington, D.C. :, National Academies Press,, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780309253345
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xvi, 110 pages) illustrations (some color)


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings


Find it at SPL

To Top