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Representation of Obese Participants in Obesity-Related Cancer Randomized Trials.

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Summary of "Representation of Obese Participants in Obesity-Related Cancer Randomized Trials."

Obesity is a risk factor for numerous cancer types, and may influence cancer treatment outcomes. Underrepresentation of obese patients in obesity-related cancer randomized controlled trials (RCTs) may affect generalizability of results. We aimed to assess the reporting of information about eligibility and enrollment of obese participants in obesity-related cancer RCTs.

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Name: Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
ISSN: 1569-8041
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