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The role of obesity in cancer survival and recurrence : workshop summary / National Cancer Policy Forum, Board on Health Care Services, Margie Patlak and Sharyl J. Nass, Rapporteurs, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

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Subject: Cancer > Prognosis > United States > Congresses.
Obesity > Complications > United States > Congresses.
Obesity > Treatment > Congresses.
Tumors > Etiology > Congresses.
Medical policy > United States > Congresses.
Neoplasms > diagnosis > Congresses.
Neoplasms > etiology > Congresses.
Obesity > complications > Congresses.
Obesity > therapy > Congresses.
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena > physiology > Congresses.
Health Policy > United States > Congresses.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 0309253349
  • ISBN: 9780309253345
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 110 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2012]

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General Note: ".the National Cancer Policy Forum (NCPF) of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) held a 2-day workshop on "The Role of Obesity in Cancer Survival and Recurrence," in Washington, DC, on October 31 and November 1, 2011"--Pages2.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages71-80).
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Overview of the obesity-cancer link -- Molecular mechanisms -- Clinical evidence of the obesity link to cancer -- Clinical study design issues -- Potential treatments to counter effects of obesity -- Challenges in studying or inducing lifestyle changes in patients -- What to advise cancer patients -- Policy suggestions -- Wrapping up.
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