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21 January 2018

ISBNPA Webinar SIG Cancer Prevention and Management: Body composition in colorectal cancer treatment, progression and survival

ISBNPA Webinar SIG Cancer Prevention and Management: Body composition in colorectal cancer treatment, progression and survival

When: Feb 20, 2018 9:00 PM London 
Topic: Body composition in colorectal cancer treatment, progression and survival. 

Speaker: Renate Winkels
Affiliation: Penn State Cancer Institute, Hershey PA

Moderators: Kristina H. Karvinen* | Erica James**
Affiliation: School of Physical and Health Education, Nipissing University* | University of Newcastle, NSW Australia**

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_huz6SdxLSQ6rzuQaBF3KLA

Abstract:
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers globally and the main type of cancer-related to modifiable lifestyle factors. Obesity increases the risk of colorectal cancer.  Recent studies suggest there may be an obesity paradox in colorectal cancer: obesity increases the risk of colorectal cancer, but has been found to be associated with better survival in colorectal cancer. Body composition may partly explain this paradox, and this webinar will explore this.