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Eric J. Roeland and Richard F. Dunne

cachexia who report that they want to discuss weight loss and nutrition with their clinicians. 16 Second, cachexia among patients with cancer is poorly recognized by clinicians, especially when patients are obese and have low muscle mass (ie, sarcopenic

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Nikolaos A. Trikalinos, Amy Zhou, Maria B. Majella Doyle, Kathryn J. Fowler, Ashley Morton, Neeta Vachharajani, Manik Amin, Jesse W. Keller, William C. Chapman, Elizabeth M. Brunt, and Benjamin R. Tan

approximately 3% Asians. Median age at diagnosis was 62 years (range, 21–89 years), male-to-female ratio was 1.4:1, and no patients had previously received any systemic cytotoxic treatment; 39% of the patients were obese (body mass index [BMI], >30 kg/m 2 ) and

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Michael B. Streiff, Bjorn Holmstrom, Dana Angelini, Aneel Ashrani, Amro Elshoury, John Fanikos, Kleber Yotsumoto Fertrin, Annemarie E. Fogerty, Shuwei Gao, Samuel Z. Goldhaber, Krishna Gundabolu, Ibrahim Ibrahim, Eric Kraut, Andrew D. Leavitt, Alfred Lee, Jason T. Lee, Ming Lim, Janelle Mann, Karlyn Martin, Brandon McMahon, John Moriarty, Colleen Morton, Thomas L. Ortel, Rita Paschal, Jordan Schaefer, Sanford Shattil, Tanya Siddiqi, Deepak Sudheendra, Eliot Williams, Liz Hollinger, and Mai Q. Nguyen

in Patients With Cancer. Patient-Related Factors More advanced age, a common characteristic of many patients with cancer, was shown to be associated with an increased risk for VTE in some clinical settings. 6 , 13 In addition, obesity has

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Zachary Veitch, Omar F. Khan, Derek Tilley, Patricia A. Tang, Domen Ribnikar, Douglas A. Stewart, Xanthoula Kostaras, Karen King, and Sasha Lupichuk

reductions, particularly early in treatment. Due to the retrospective limitations of our study, it is difficult to accurately evaluate the reasons for dose reduction. Early dose reductions may be related to dose capping for high BSA relating to obesity and

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Lisa I. Iezzoni, Sowmya R. Rao, Nicole D. Agaronnik, and Areej El-Jawahri

study. Several factors suggest that preexisting disability and cancer could be associated. Persons with disability have higher rates of tobacco use 9 and obesity, 10 potential cancer risk factors. 11 , 12 Persons with disability have higher rates of

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Mary Ann Morgan and Crystal S. Denlinger

, obesity/cancer patients for oncologists, care plan tools, calcium fact sheets for patients, and resources for PCPs that are accessible through UpToDate. Tool 2 is geared for patients, listing helpful Web sites that provide quality cancer information for

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Oxana Palesh, Arianna Aldridge-Gerry, Ayhan Ulusakarya, Elisabet Ortiz-Tudela, Lucile Capuron, and Pasquale F. Innominato

. Overweight is associated with a chronic low-grade inflammatory state characterized by increased levels of inflammatory markers, including C-reactive protein and proinflammatory cytokines. 21 Moreover, obesity is prevalent among women with breast cancer and

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Mary Daly

factors for breast cancer. Many of these risk factors are reproductive events that cannot readily be modified. However, several of the risk factors, including postmenopausal obesity, lack of physical activity, alcoholic beverage consumption, and

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Margaret Tempero

obesity, whether we get cancer in the first place, and importantly, whether we respond to treatment and ultimately survive the disease. 1 I find that mind-blowing. It opens up so many possibilities for investigation and application to human health. Just

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Jennifer A. Ligibel

Lifestyle study . J Clin Oncol 2008 ; 26 : 3958 – 3964 . 8. Pierce J Stefanick M Flatt S . Greater survival after breast cancer in physically active women with high vegetable-fruit intake regardless of obesity . J Clin Oncol 2007 ; 17