Lecture Information


Kirsten A. Nyrop, PhD 

Kirsten A. Nyrop, PhD
Associate Professor ,
Deputy Director for Research, Geriatric Oncology Program
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Obesity, Cancer, and Disparities

This presentation will describe how the U.S. obesity epidemic, which has disproportionately impacted communities of color, impacts cancer risk and outcomes, with a specific focus in breast cancer disparities.

Lecture Objectives:

  • To describe how the U.S. obesity epidemic impacts communities of color due to structural racism.
  • To describe how the U.S. obesity rates contributes to disparities in cancer risk and outcomes.
  • To encourage oncology providers to have patient-centered, culturally appropriate conversations with their patients about the importance of healthy behaviors.

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