The Skinny on Body Weight and Cancer


Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this free educational activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand and explain the types of cancer for which obesity increases risk and mortality
  2. Understand and discuss the limitations of body mass index for risk assessment

Review the biologic mechanism by which obesity promotes cancer and present potential points of intervention.


This course is directed towards physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, social workers and health educators.


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of  2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Additional Information

See brochure for additional program details.

Date & Time(s)


The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel
40 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, NY


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Regional Care Network

Registration Details

To pre-register for this program please email:

Casey MacDonald@ or call the Cancer Resource Center of Hudson Valley at 845-457-5000 

Dinner and program are free of charge. Seating is limited, please RSVP by November 25, 2015.


Neil M. Iyengar, MD
Assistant Attending Physician
Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center