The American Cancer Society has updated their Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines for Cancer Survivors, previously published in 2001 and 2006. The complete report is available free of charge.
I have not read it yet, but I recognized nearly every name on the list of authors and advisors, all researchers or clinicians who have been long-involved, in fact most of them have been pioneers leading the way in this field emphasizing the importance of nutrition and exercise on cancer survivorship long before the first report was issued.
I don't know yet if there is anything 'new' except to perhaps both reiterate and also strengthen the recommendations that weight matters, exercise matter, food matters, plus don't wait until your cancer therapy is over to begin incorporating some of these ultra-healthy changes into your life, instead begin as soon as possible (and within reason and ability) after a cancer diagnosis.
I hope the report indicates that handing a patient a pamphlet that says "eat right and exercise" is not enough, even with multiple good examples of how to do that. A better developed and coordinated approach to cancer survivorship is needed, being modeled after a 'cardiac rehab' program that helps a person develop the skills and confidence to approach and change many aspects of life (diet, exercise, handling of stress, prioritizing and developing - or redefining - a purposeful life, as a few necessary components) to approach life after cancer with the best odds for both increasing length of life and also quality of life.
I'll add this report to the growing pile of reading, which will only grow taller and taller for the next 6 months of our growing season. It's hard for me to read anything substantive that needs sustained attention before my head hits the pillow after working outside all day. In any case, I hope it provides some useful information to someone who can read it sooner than I can. I am doing better at catching up reading shorter (still needing thoughtful attention) poetry. :)
Cultivate your life - you are what you grow - inch by inch, row by row,
Diana Dyer, MS, RD