Melanoma Res 2021 Sep 13. Epub 2021 Sep 13.
Department of Biomedicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto Metabesity Research Group, I3S, Institute for Investigation and Innovation in Health, University of Porto Chemical Sciences and Biomolecules, School of Health, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Porto, Portugal.
Obesity is a risk factor for malignant melanoma. The lungs are main target organs for metastization and their immune response is a key modulator of this mechanism. The concept that the metastatic potential of some types of cancer is reduced or inhibited by obesity, known as the obesity paradox, drives major concerns on the prognosis of metastasized patients. Read More