Obesity, Cancer, and Disparities
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Kirsten A. Nyrop, PhD, 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.
These courses are intended for medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists, hematologists, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, physician assistants, radiologic technologists, researchers, pharmacists, trainees, allied health personnel, and others who are interested in care for patients and survivors in North Carolina.
- 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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Kirsten A. Nyrop, PhD
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Kirsten A. Nyrop, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.
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