Table 2

Number of studies investigating the association between postdiagnosis dietary patterns/indices and mortality/cancer recurrence in different populations of cancer survivors

Cancer site/typeDiet quality indicesPrudent diet/healthy dietWestern diet/unhealthy
Studies (n)CROMCSMDOStudies (n)CROMCSMDOStudies (n)CROMCSMDO
Bladder000
Bowel25321212121
Breast7111982122221222
Cervix000
HL000
Kidney000
Larynx000
MM000
NHL000
Prostate111111111
Testes000
Uterus000
  • The number of studies does not correspond with the number of outcomes as some studies investigate multiple outcomes and several dietary patterns in the same population.

  • CR, cancer recurrence; CSM, cancer-specific mortality; DO, death from other causes than cancer; HL, Hodgkin’s lymphoma; MM, malignant melanoma; NHL, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; OM, overall mortality.