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Incorporating Weight Management and Physical Activity Throughout the Cancer Care Continuum: Proceedings of a Workshop


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The National Cancer Policy Forum held a public workshop in February 2017 to examine the potential for weight management and physical activity interventions to improve health outcomes for cancer survivors. The workshop, Incorporating Weight Management and Physical Activity throughout the Cancer Care Continuum, highlighted the current evidence base, gaps in knowledge, and research needs on the associations among obesity, physical activity, weight management, and health outcomes for cancer survivors. In addition, workshop sessions examined the effectiveness of interventions for promoting physical activity and weight management among people living with or beyond cancer, as well as the challenges and opportunities to improve the implementation of these lifestyle interventions. This proceedings of a workshop chronicles these discussions and highlights a number of suggestions from individual participants for potential ways to improve the delivery of weight management and physical activity interventions for cancer survivors.