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Research Methods Observational Studies and Intervention Trials in Exercise, Diet, and Cancer Prevention Research: Ross L. Prentice Physical Activity Measurement: Barbara E. Ainsworth and Karen J. Coleman Measurement of Body Fat and Energy Balance: Melinda Irwin Physical Activity and Cancer Incidence Physical Activity and Cancer Incidence: Breast Cancer: Alpa V. Patel and Leslie Bernstein Physical Activity and Colorectal Cancer: Martha L. Slattery Physical Activity and Prostate Cancer Risk: Christine M. Friedenreich Mechanisms Associating Physical Activity with Cancer Incidence Physical Activity Effects on Sex Hormones: Anne McTiernan Exercise and Insulin Resistance: Laura Lewis Frank Exercise and Immune Function: Catherine M. Wetmore and Cornelia M. Ulrich Exercise and Prostaglandins: Maria Elena Martinez Mechanisms Associating Obesity with Cancer Incidence: Animal Models: Henry J. Thompson, Weiqin Jiang, and Zongjian Zhu Physical Activity Intervention Studies in Humans: Anne McTiernan Genetics, Physical Activity, and Cancer: Tuomo Rankinen Overweight/Obesity and Cancer Incidence Obesity, Weight Change, and Breast Cancer Incidence: Rachel Ballard-Barbash Body Size, Obesity, and Colorectal Cancer: Martha L. Slattery Endogenous Hormone Metabolism and Endometrial Cancer: Rudolf Kaaks and Annekatrin Lukanova Obesity and Pancreatic Cancer: Dominique S. Michaud and Edward Giovannucci Obesity and Overweight in Relation to Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus: Cathrine Hoyo and Marilie D. Gammon Mechanisms Associating Obesity with Cancer Incidence Obesity and Sex Hormones: Rudolph Kaaks and Anne McTiernan Obesity and Insulin Resistance: George Blackburn and Belinda Waltman Obesity, Cytokines, and Other Inflammatory Markers: Elisa L. Priest and Timothy S. Church Mechanisms Associating Physical Activity with Cancer Incidence: Animal Models: Lisa H. Colbert Genetics, Obesity, and Cancer: Shelley Tworoger and Monica McGrath Physical Activity and Cancer Prognosis Quality of Life and Fatigue in Breast Cancer : Kerri Winters-Stone and Anna L. Schwartz Exercise and Quality of Life in Survivors of Cancer Other Than Breast: Kerry S. Courneya, Kristin L. Campbell, Kristina H. Karvinen, and Aliya B. Ladha Physical Activity and Physiological Effects Relevant to Prognosis: Page E. Abrahamson and Marilie D. Gammon Energy Balance and Cancer Prognosis Breast Cancer: Pamela J. Goodwin Colon, Prostate, and Other Cancers: Cheryl L. Rock Implementation Physical Activity and Energy Balance: Mikael Fogelholm Diet and Other Means of Energy Balance Control: David Heber and Susan Bowerman Population-Based Approaches to Increasing Physical Activity: Fiona Bull Incorporating Exercise and Diet Recommendations into Primary Care Practice: Nicolaas P. Pronk Promoting Physical Activity in Cancer Survivors: Anna L. Schwartz and Kerri Winters-Stone Obesity and Early Stage Breast Cancer Outcome: Rowan T. Chlebowski and Michelle L. Geller Incorporating Weight Control into Management of Patients with Early Breast Cancer in the U.K.: Michelle Harvie and Anthony Howell Index

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"! This volume is one of the only of its kind dedicated to helping healthcare providers establish a concrete plan allowing patients to control weight gain through exercise in order to forestall cancer. Expert researchers do an outstanding job delineating this material within a logical framework, looking at ways that physical activity impacts the incidence of cancer in the breast, prostate and colorectal regions ! it promotes a step away from drug-based therapies in favor of a more holistic approach to mitigating cancer risks. Bluntly, it's a message [to] those practicing medicine in the Western world should pay close and careful attention to. ! Recommended to all primary care physicians (in addition to dieticians and nurse practitioners) who serve as a patient's first-line of defense against disease. In addition, this volume is highly recommended to all Health Science libraries because of its well-detailed and erudite examination of the influence physical activity has on the processes of cancer." -- John Aiello, in The Electric Review "! is a collection of 35 chapters organized into 8 sections, each covering different aspects of the complex relationships among body weight, physical activity, cancer incidence, and cancer prognosis. ! Each chapter provides a short review and summary of research studies that have addressed a variety of methodological, epidemiological, experimental, and clinical issues related to the prevention and management of different cancers through physical activity and body-weight management. ! The organization of the chapters into section is logical, and each chapter includes a list of contents at the beginning. ! would be of value to any clinicians who works with patients who have cancer and those who have survived it. It would be an especially helpful resource to anyone who wants to learn more about the current state of knowledge in the relatively new linkage of cancer management, obesity, genetics, and physical activity." --Anthony E. Kincaid, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Creighton University, Nebraska, in Physical Therapy, Vol. 87, No. 5, p. 615, May 2007 "! The present volume is not a rehash of some long-past symposium. Rather, it contains 35 invited contributions, each with 50-200 references. ! In all, this text provides a very thorough, evidence-based summary of current knowledge in a rapidly growing area of research, and it will be an important resource for those working on exercise, obesity and cancer." --Roy J. Shephard in Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology, June 2007 "The research presented in McTiernan's text is truly ground-breaking! Bluntly, it's a message those practicing medicine in the Western world should pay close and careful attention to! Recommended to all primary care physicians (in addition to dieticians and nurse practitioners) who serve as a patient's first-line of defense against disease. In addition, this volume is highly recommended to all Health Science libraries because of its well-detailed and erudite examination of the influence physical activity has on the processes of cancer." --The Electric Review

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