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Prevention in Oncology

Issues in Oncology
Survivorship

Addressing the Obesity Epidemic and Barriers to Implementing Weight Management Programs for Cancer Survivors

Jo Cavallo  / November 25, 2019

Earlier this year, ASCO published the results of its new study on oncologists’ perceptions and practice behaviors regarding obesity, weight management, and related lifestyle factors in their patients both during and after cancer treatment.1 The findings from the online survey of 971 oncology provide...

Issues in Oncology

How Hepatitis C Virus Screening May Improve Survival in Patients With Cancer

Jo Cavallo  / May 10, 2019

In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that all people born between 1945 and 1965 undergo one-time screening for the hepatitis C virus (HCV), because the rates of HCV infection are markedly higher for baby boom...

Issues in Oncology

Are E-Cigarettes a Dangerous Alternative to Traditional Cigarettes?

Jo Cavallo  / September 25, 2018

Several studies published earlier this year present preliminary but compelling evidence that electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, which deliver nicotine through aerosols without burning tobacco, may pose serious health consequences to users, including cardiovascular disease and cancer....

Issues in Oncology

Here’s How ASCO Is Joining With Other Organizations to Reduce Obesity and Cancer Rates

Jo Cavallo  / May 25, 2018

GUEST EDITOR Prevention in Oncology is guest edited by Jennifer A. Ligibel, MD, Chair of ASCO’s Energy Balance Working Group and a member of ASCO’s Cancer Survivorship and Cancer Prevention Committees. Dr. Ligibel is Director of the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies at Dana-Farber...

Issues in Oncology

Raising Awareness of the Link Between Alcohol and Cancer

Jo Cavallo  / March 25, 2018

Prevention in Oncology is guest edited by Jennifer Ligibel, MD, Chair of ASCO’s Energy Balance Working Group and a member of ASCO’s Cancer Survivorship and Cancer Prevention Committees. Dr. Ligibel is Director of the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute...

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