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Cancer & Lifestyle Resources

According to data from the CDC, over 40% of cancer cases in the US are preventable through changes in lifestyle, such as a healthy diet, regular exercise, and eliminating tobacco use. In fact, a commitment to regular physical activity has shown to reduce risk for 13 types of cancer, including lung, bladder, colon, and breast.

 

Scientists advise getting at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise in one week and committing to a healthy diet – eating high fiber foods, plenty of fruits and vegetables, and reducing processed and red meat consumption.

For more information on cancer and immunotherapy:

Cancer Research Institute

American Cancer Association

Stand Up to Cancer

The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy

Wellness Matters: Sharon's Lifestyle After Surviving Cancer

For the first patient that Jim Allison met, Sharon Belvin, staying healthy was a life-long struggle. It wasn’t until after her cancer diagnosis and the birth of her kids that she began to take control of her wellness.

Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide

Cancer-related deaths are expected to grow to 20 million by 2030, with devastating physical, psychological, and financial effects for families and society broadly.

Traditional cancer therapies are not ideal.

Traditional treatments are frequently ineffective and can be significantly harmful to the patient with side effects including:

• Heart problems

• Lung damage

• Permanent scarring

• Loss of reproductive capabilities

• Severe pain & sickness

• Loss of limbs & death

What is immunotherapy?

A powerful new tool to kill cancer.  

Immunotherapy has emerged as an effective alternative to traditional cancer therapies: in the last decade, with Dr. Jim Allison's leadership, T-cell immunotherapies have been developed that stimulate the body's immune system to fight cancer.  Science magazine called Cancer Immunotherapy the "Breakthrough of the Year" in 2013.