The Link Between Obesity and Cancer

The Link Between Obesity and Cancer

1st Edition - September 1, 2022

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  • Author: Raman Mehrzad
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323909655

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The Link between Obesity and Cancer provides a comprehensive review on the relationship between obesity and cancer, presenting global perspectives on obesity and cancer incidence that are followed by in-depth discussions on cancers for which we have new evidence of a causal relationship with obesity. Readers will gain fundamental knowledge on which cancer types are related to obesity. In addition, this updated resource provides significant knowledge for clinicians on when to act, along with specific management guidelines for patients, as well as how to understand potential risk factors and how to directly or indirectly minimize these risks. The book also provides never-before-published scientific data for any researcher in the field, identifying molecular mechanisms and links behind the development of malignancy and promoting research in new and effective target pathways in developing therapeutic strategies.

Key Features

  • Provides essential knowledge on how to understand the link between obesity and cancer and why and how this occurs
  • Presents a significant knowledge base for clinicians on when to act, along with patient management guidelines for patients with obesity and potential risk factors
  • Contains new scientific data and findings for researchers that identify the molecular mechanisms and links behind the development of malignancy

Readership

Physicians in the field of oncology, radiation oncology, general surgery, plastic surgery, internal medicine, endocrinology, rheumatology, obesity medicine, cardiology, gastroenterology, OB/GYN, breast surgeons, neurosurgery, neurologists, ENT, urology, nutritionists. PhD-students focusing on metabolism, obesity research (huge market) and oncology research in different areas are also primary target markets. Medical students, nursing students, nurse practitioner students, physician assistance student, medical interns, medical residents, medical fellows. Since all of these have numerous exams and teaching each year of their educational programs and careers, this book can be used for many different levels and programs of education

Table of Contents


  • 1. The obesity pandemic
    a. This chapter will focus on the big obesity pandemic, its prevalence, incidence, prospect and consequences for patients and society
    b. Keywords: obesity, pandemic
    2. Physiology of obesity and metabolism
    a. This chapter will focus on the physiology of obesity and metabolism to give the reader a fundamental knowledge of how that works in our body in order to be able to connect it later with the cancer biology
    b. Keywords: obesity, physiology, metabolism
    3. The biology and genetics of cells and organism
    a. This chapter will be focused on the cell, its qualities, properties, growth factors, receptors, tumor suppressor genes
    b. Keywords: growth factors, receptors, tumor suppressor genes
    4. The nature of cancer
    a. This chapter will provide essential knowledge about the biology and nature of cancer, how cancer develop, why, risk factors, invasion metastasis, differentiation
    b. Keywords: cancer, malignancy, nature, biology
    5. Obesity and correlation with cancer
    a. This chapter will give an overview about the new scientific data on the causal correlation between obesity and cancer and the theories behind them.
    b. Keywords: obesity, cancer, link, correlation, causality
    6. Obesity and breast cancer
    a. This chapter will provide the epidemiology data for breast cancer, incidence, symptoms, link to obesity and prevention
    b. Keywords: breast cancer and obesity, epidemiology, incidence
    7. Obesity and prostate cancer
    a. This chapter will provide the epidemiology data for prostate cancer, incidence, symptoms, link to obesity and prevention
    b. Keywords: prostate cancer and obesity, epidemiology, incidence
    8. Obesity and colorectal cancer
    a. This chapter will provide the epidemiology data for colorectal cancer, incidence, symptoms, link to obesity and prevention
    b. Keywords: colorectal cancer and obesity, epidemiology, incidence
    9. Obesity and kidney cancer
    a. This chapter will provide the epidemiology data for kidney cancer, incidence, symptoms, link to obesity and prevention
    b. Keywords: kidney cancer and obesity, epidemiology, incidence
    10. Obesity and liver gallbladder and pancreas cancer
    a. This chapter will provide the epidemiology data for liver cancer, incidence, symptoms, link to obesity and prevention
    b. Keywords: liver cancer and obesity, epidemiology, incidence
    11. Obesity and upper GI cancers
    a. This chapter will provide the epidemiology data for GI cancer, incidence, symptoms, link to obesity and prevention
    b. Keywords: GI cancer and obesity, epidemiology, incidence
    12. Obesity and head and neck cancer
    a. This chapter will provide the epidemiology data for head and neck cancer, incidence, symptoms, link to obesity and prevention
    b. Keywords: head and neck cancer and obesity, epidemiology, incidence
    13. Obesity and gynecological cancers
    a. This chapter will provide the epidemiology data for brain cancer, incidence, symptoms, link to obesity and prevention
    b. Keywords: gynecological cancer and obesity, epidemiology, incidence
    14. Obesity and brain cancer
    a. This chapter will provide the epidemiology data for brain cancer, incidence, symptoms, link to obesity and prevention
    b. Keywords: brain cancer and obesity, epidemiology, incidence
    15. Obesity and thyroid cancer
    a. This chapter will provide the epidemiology data for thyroid cancer, incidence, symptoms, link to obesity and prevention
    b. Keywords: thyroid cancer and obesity, epidemiology, incidence
    16. Obesity and blood cancers
    a. This chapter will provide the epidemiology data for blood cancer, incidence, symptoms, link to obesity and prevention
    b. Keywords: blood cancer and obesity, epidemiology, incidence
    17. Obesity biomarkers, risk factors and prevention
    a. This chapter will discuss the role of biomarkers, diagnosis, risk factors for obesity and its relation to different cancer types as well as prevention strategies
    b. Keywords: obesity risk factors, diagnostics, biomarkers, prevention
    18. Obesity and cancers prospects
    a. This chapter will depict new and future prospects of obesity and cancer in regard to management and prevention
    b. Keywords: cancer, malignancy, obesity, prospects, future

Product details

  • No. of pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: September 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323909655

About the Author

Raman Mehrzad

Dr. Mehrzad is a physician, scientist and author who has worked closely with attendings and hundreds of students, interns, residents and fellows throughout his career. He is American Board Certified in Internal medicine and worked as a specialized physician at Yale New Haven Hospital for 3 years where he was also a clinical instructor at Yale School of Medicine. Currently, he is pursuing a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University and hence with his background brings both medical and surgical knowledge to the project. Dr. Mehrzad has conducted extensive scientific research in multiple areas in medicine, surgery and education and has over 36 peer-reviewed articles and over 22 abstracts published. He has written 5 books that are selling widely in Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Germany and Switzerland, and contributed to six 6 medical and surgical textbooks. He is also an international lecturer and has lectured at over 100 schools for thousands of students across Europe. Lastly, beside his medical degree, Dr. Mehrzad holds an Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership degree from Brown University and a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Massachusetts, Isenberg school of Business.

Affiliations and Expertise

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Rhode Island Hospital, The Warren Alpert School of Brown University, Providence, RI, United States

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