The Challenges with Cancer, Obesity and COVID-19

Event Type:
December 10, 2020
12:00 – 1:30pm ET


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Event Series

Obesity and Cancer

This webinar reviewed the current data and understanding of the many factors that increase the risk and adverse outcomes of COVID-19 in individuals with obesity. COVID-19 risk factors and their impact among cancer patients, based on findings from the US COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium, were presented. Future challenges and opportunities to better understand the effect of obesity on COVID-19 risk and clinical outcomes were addressed, and speakers answered audience questions.



Barry M. Popkin, Ph.D.
Barry M. Popkin, Ph.D.

W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor,
Department of Nutrition,
Gillings Global School of Public Health,
Carolina Population Center,
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Jeremy L. Warner, M.D., M.S. FAMIA, FASCO
Jeremy L. Warner, M.D., M.S. FAMIA, FASCO

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology,
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics,
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center,
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Last Updated
March 16, 2022