A retrospective study evaluated the relationship of BMI with survival outcomes among patients with metastatic melanoma who received targeted therapy, immunotherapy, or chemotherapy.
This fact sheet defines obesity and explores its relationship with cancer.
Approximately 40 percent of cancer diagnoses in the U.S. are tied to extra weight; rate higher in older individuals, females.
This study investigated the impact of exercise (1 hour/week) and low body fat mass on recurrence of colorectal polyp recurrence among survivors of colorectal cancer.
Overweight teens in Israel had about a 53 percent higher risk for colon cancer as adults, researchers found.
Study found taller and heavier males were more likely to develop prostate cancer, and they are also more likely to die of the disease.
A new report from ACS describes trends in liver cancer and the factors influencing the ongoing increase in incidence, particularly higher rates of HCV infection, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.
Percentage increases in costs associated with obesity were highest for medications, higher for women
Barriers to implementation of national guidelines for obesity identified at system, subject, and professional level.
Living in a high-poverty region is associated with lower access to obesity-related self-care resources.
More individuals in the United States are overweight and obese than two decades ago, but fewer are trying to shed pounds.
Younger and usual adult body mass index (BMI) may be linked to increased risk for developing multiple myeloma, research indicates.
Women with poor metabolic health have a greater risk of colorectal cancer than those with increased weight.
Researchers sought to determine the influence of obesity on the transformation of MGUS, an asymptomatic plasma cell neoplasm, to multiple myeloma.
There is a higher risk of secondary primary cancer in obese male survivors versus the general population.
Losing weight through diet or diet and exercise improves risk for cancer in overweight or obese postmenopausal women. Although exercise alone can help maintain weight loss, it is not as effective as diet and exercise.
Research findings reveal the mechanism by which obesity increases inflammation and desmoplasia in the most frequent type of pancreatic cancer, using mouse models and human tissue samples.
Estimated rate of annual increase in obesity prevalence higher for adults with history of cancer
Benign brain tumors that have previously been associated with obesity and diabetes are surprisingly less likely to emerge in patients with high blood sugar, according to new research.
More accurate modeling of cancer, which affects the elderly more than younger populations, could speed breakthroughs in research. Therefore, research on immunotherapy for cancer should include obese and older mice.
An increasing number of American women are obese, and obesity is still a concern for children and adolescents.
Excess abdominal fat in overweight and obese women could interfere with detection of early symptoms of ovarian cancer, and this may contribute to the higher risk of death from ovarian cancer in African American women compared with white women.
Significant weight loss through calorie restriction, but not moderate weight loss through a low-fat diet, was linked to reduced breast cancer growth in a preclinical study.
Change in BMI does not reflect body composition of patients undergoing treatment for ALL, suggesting direct measures of body composition should be used to evaluate obesity in patients with leukemia.
A drug currently approved for GI conditions may prevent the development of colorectal cancer, according to researchers who revealed a biological connection between obesity and increased risk for colorectal cancer.
Lymphedema related to breast cancer is one of the most distressing and feared late effects of breast cancer treatment. Given the improved survival following breast cancer, more and more survivors face lifetime risk of developing this late effect.
Obesity potently increases the potential for metastasis of ovarian cancer. A large number of studies have shown that higher body mass index is associated with a greater risk for ovarian cancer with worse overall survival.
Adherence to cancer screening recommendations was not found to vary by race/ethnicity and body weight/obesity. In a focused look at the influence of body mass index (BMI) as a measure of obesity, some screening disparities may be decreasing.
Telephone counseling is similarly effective to in-person counseling for overweight breast cancer survivors.
Dietary habits have a profound impact on cancer survivorship. A recent study found that unfortunately many survivors do not adhere to healthy dietary guidelines, and those who smoke are even less likely to follow the guidelines.
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