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Obesity & Cancer

ASCO is committed to informing oncology providers regarding the existing data linking obesity, inactivity and poor diet to poor outcomes in patients with cancer. In addition, the Society provides educational materials for patients regarding the role of weight management and healthy lifestyle behaviors in cancer. See below to learn about obesity clinical practice guidelines and obesity coverage and reimbursement.

Read ASCO’s obesity-related position statements and resources to learn about the links between obesity and cancer and the important role of weight management in cancer prevention and care.

ASCO Position Statements and Resources

The provider and patient guides are both available in hard copy through the ASCO University Bookstore.

Obesity Education

The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) maintains an updated catalogue of both live and online CME events where providers can learn about the treatment of obesity.

Locate an Obesity Medicine Specialist

The ABOM designation of Diplomate signifies specialized knowledge in the practice of obesity medicine and distinguishes a physician as having achieved competency in obesity care.

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"As medical professionals and as a Society, we must all continue to evolve and transform cancer care and research with each new discovery."
Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA, FASCO
ASCO Immediate Past President