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World Oncology Forum 2015 /
Obesity provides a fertile ground for cancer to grow

22nd - 24th Oct 2015

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Published: 07.12.15
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Dr Michael Pollack - McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Dr Pollack talks to ecancertv at the 2015 World Oncology Forum about the hormonal imbalances caused by obesity and the impact these have on cancer occurrence.

He describes obesity as an epidemic, with an obese person "having a fertile soil for cancers to develop".

In particular, he highlights the importance of post-menopausal women maintaining a healthy weight in order to both prevent breast cancer and to have a better prognosis if diagnosed.

Though he focuses on lifestyle intervention, he also discusses possible prevention drugs on the horizon such as a possible 'tri-pill' comprising aspirin, statins and metformin.


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Founding partners

European Cancer Organisation European Institute of Oncology

Founding Charities

Foundazione Umberto Veronesi Fondazione IEO Swiss Bridge

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ecancer Global Foundation