High BMI may improve cancer survival

December 26, 2019
Above average or high BMI -- often linked to cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular and other diseases -- may in some cases improve the chance of survival among certain cancers, new research from Flinders University indicates. Focusing on clinical trials of atezolizumab, a common immunotherapy treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the Australian cancer researchers found improved responsiveness to the drug in those with a high body mass index (BMI). Read more
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