Cancer survivors

Our analysis of global research on cancer survivors published for our Second Expert Report (2007)

The research evidence on cancer survivors is expanding and it is important that any protocol captures the new evidence and continues to detect changes in this into the future.

A group of experts chaired by Dr Lawrence Kushi were convened to develop the protocol for cancer survivors, which will be adapted for different cancer types.

Breast cancer survivors

Our analysis of global research on breast cancer survivors was published as part of Continuous Update project in October 2014. This report updates the research published in chapter nine of our 2007 Second Expert Report.

Dr Anne McTiernan, one of the Panel members on our Continuous Update Project, (CUP) recently gave a presentation on 'Systematic Reviews on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Health Outcomes in Cancer Survivors' for the CUP symposium at the 20th International Congress on Nutrition in September 2013. Dr McTiernan was the CUP Panel lead for reviewing the evidence for breast cancer survivors with Dr Inger Thune.

Selected findings from the breast cancer survivors CUP update have been published in a peer reviewed medical journal – the details of this paper and link to the abstract in PubMed is listed below:

Body mass index and survival in women with breast cancer-systematic literature review and meta-analysis of 82 follow-up studies. Chan D S, Vieira A R, Aune D, Bandera E V, Greenwood D C, McTiernan A, Navarro Rosenblatt D, Thune I, Vieira R, Norat T. 2014; 25(10):1901-1914. Abstract.