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9 December 2020

World Cancer report Webinar Series: Obesity and Cancer – Tune in now!

The second instalment in the World Cancer Report Updates webinar series was broadcast live on Monday 14 December . The event includes two presentations and a question and answer session, and is chaired by Dr Marc Gunter, Head of the Section of Nutrition and Metabolism at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

This webinar focuses on how we might effectively tackle the obesity–cancer link. Dr Edward Giovannucci, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, USA, provides an overview of our current understanding of the epidemiology and biology of the obesity–cancer relationship, as well as important outstanding research questions. Dr Annie Anderson, Professor of Public Health Nutrition at the University of Dundee in Scotland, United Kingdom, discusses the challenges of ongoing and future interventions aimed at breaking the obesity–cancer link, and explores what can be done at both the societal and the individual level to tackle the obesity crisis and its impact on the cancer burden.

The World Cancer Report Updates webinar series aims to provide new perspectives or present new research, to complement the large variety of educational resources based on selected content of World Cancer Report. These educational resources are freely accessible from the World Cancer Report Updates learning platform, which was developed with the support of and in collaboration with the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO).

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Publication date: 9 December, 2020, 13:26

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