Bart C. De Jonghe, PhD, on Inflammation, Obesity and Cancer

Bart C. De Jonghe, PhD, assistant professor, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, discusses inflammation, obesity and cancer.

Bart C. De Jonghe, PhD, assistant professor, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, discusses inflammation, obesity and cancer.

De Jonghe says when a cancer patient is obese and undergoing treatment, it can create a “perfect inflammatory storm.” Current research is looking to see which pathways are affected by obesity and cancer and if any of the inflammatory responses overlap.

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