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
- ASCO Position Statement on Obesity and Cancer
- Obesity and Cancer: A Guide for Oncology Providers
- Managing Your Weight after a Cancer Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families
- Recommendations for Obesity Clinical Trials in Cancer Survivors: American Society of Clinical Oncology Statement
The provider and patient guides are both available in hard copy through the ASCO University Bookstore.
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.
The Conquer Cancer Foundation works to overcome cancer by funding breakthrough research and sharing cutting-edge knowledge with patients and physicians worldwide. Learn more about CCF’s numerous funding and grant opportunities for researchers at all stages of their careers.
The ASCO Membership Directory is your go-to tool for finding and interacting with other ASCO members. Designed to keep you in touch with like-minded colleagues, the Membership Directory app enables you to build your professional network, connect with colleagues at meetings and easily provide other ASCO members’ information to patients seeking a referral. Using the app, members can search by name, organization, specialty and/or certification.
With new treatments coming out seemingly daily and limited time for learning, it can be hard to stay on top of the latest in oncology. So when you do have the time, you want the resources you utilize to meet your own learning style. The ASCO Personalized Learning Dashboard helps you to sift through all of the information out there and find content recommendations tailored to your media preferences.