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Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Gastrointestinal Cancers

Call for Papers

Excess calorie intake and/or low physical activity levels may result in energy imbalance and lead to overweight and obesity. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), obesity may lead to an increased risk of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, specifically cancers of the oesophagus, stomach, colorectum, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. There is also increasing evidence linking specific types of nutrients or physical activity to development and prognosis of GI cancer which are independent of obesity. However, the biological pathways linking nutrition or physical activity to development or progression of GI cancer are often unclear. More insight into these pathways is necessary to develop effective mechanism-tailored intervention and prevention strategies. In addition, a further understanding into the role of nutrition and physical activity in GI cancer development, survival, and treatment outcomes is crucial to inform future strategies in cancer prevention and management within the clinical context.

The present special issue aims to publish high-quality original research, and narrative reviews concerning how nutrient intake, physical activity, or obesity may influence the development of GI cancers, in particular cancers of the oesophagus, stomach, colorectum, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder, and how they may implicate clinical outcomes of these cancers. We particularly encourage the submission of manuscripts relating to the underlying biological mechanisms explaining the potential effects of nutrition and physical activity on GI cancer risk or prognosis.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Effects of altered nutrient intake or metabolic rate on molecular pathways involved in GI carcinogenesis
  • Causal associations between nutrient intake, physical activity, or obesity and development of GI cancers
  • Effects of nutrient intake, physical activity, or obesity on GI cancer prognosis, including recurrence, soft, and bone tissue metastases
  • Predictive value of nutrient intake status, physical activity, or obesity on GI cancer treatment outcomes
  • Development or evaluation of methods assessing nutrient intake, physical activity, or obesity assessment in patients with GI cancer

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at https://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/oncology/npac/.

Submission DeadlineFriday, 29 June 2018
Publication DateNovember 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

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