Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center scientists to present at ASCO Annual Meeting
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(CHICAGO) — Scientists from the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Jefferson Health will be presenting research and leading discussions on various topics, including metastatic uveal melanoma, genetic counseling in men, immunotherapy in early stage lung cancer and solid tumors, quality of life among patients receiving treatment for T cell lymphoma and updates on the Cancer Moonshot during the Biden Cancer Initiative Colloquium at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, being held June 1-5 in Chicago.

Here are several highlights featuring SKCC:

RESEARCH

Nutrition assessment among men undergoing genetic counseling for inherited prostate cancer: A teachable moment Genetic counseling and testing for men with inherited prostate cancer is a developing field and findings from this study suggest that genetic counseling for these men can provide a teachable moment to address lifestyle issues that are important for long-term patient outcomes. This study found that overall 84 percent of the men who presented for genetic counseling and testing were overweight or obese. A higher percentage of men with aggressive prostate cancer and higher weight did not meet the recommended guidelines for vegetable and red meat intake, which affords an opportunity to promote a healthy lifestyle to men

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