Grant Will Battle Obesity-Related Cancers

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The university received a $1.2 million federal grant to make the battle against cancers caused by obesity more effective. SLU researchers are developing a model program in Missouri. The program will train people who work at agencies and coalitions that fight cancer how to use scientifically proven strategies to prevent obesity. Obesity increases the risk of many cancers, among them: colon, prostate, breast, gall bladder, kidney, esophageal, endometrial, stomach, ovarian, pancreatic and ovarian cancers. It also makes detection and treatment of cancer more difficult.

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