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Episode 9: Cancer and obesity


Various cancers are to be closely linked to obesity. Obesity also has ramifications on the management of various cancers. We discuss this intricate relationship in detail with Dr. Sonam Puri.  Dr. Puri is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine at the University of Utah. Her area of expertise is the treatment of thoracic malignancies.

Her research interests include clinical research in thoracic malignancies, with emphasis on immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and other novel treatment strategies for non-small and small cell lung cancer.

She is an active member of various national and international organizations including the Lung Cancer Disease Center of Excellence at the Huntsman cancer institute, the American Society of Medical Oncology, Southwest Oncology Group, Society of Immunotherapy of Cancer, and International Association of study of lung cancer.

She also serves on the National Network Clinical guideline panel for small cell lung cancer.

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