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2014 AICR Conference Program


Wednesday, October 29

Conference Opening and Welcome

Opening Plenary: Micronutrients in Cancer Prevention: Is Goldilocks Correct After All?
Chair: Joel B. Mason, MD, Tufts University

Introduction and Session Overview
Joel B. Mason, MD, Tufts University

  • Folate status and cancer risk: a complex interaction
    Joel B. Mason, MD, Tufts University
  • The Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT)
    Howard L. Parnes, MD, National Cancer Institute
  • Selenium and prostate cancer: the challenge of promoting health in a U-shaped world
    David J. Waters, PhD, DVM, Purdue University
  • Vitamin D and cancer risk: is there evidence for a U-shaped curve?
    Marji McCullough, SCD, RD, American Cancer Society

Panel Discussion
Joel B. Mason, MD, Tufts University

Tribute to John A. Milner, PhD.
John W. Erdman, Jr., PhD; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Johanna T. Dwyer, DSc, RD; Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH

Poster Session I and Reception


Thursday, October 30

Continental Breakfast

Breakfast Session I: Nutrition Care of the Cancer Patient: Moving Forward or Losing Ground?
Chair: Alice G. Bender, MS, RDN, American Institute for Cancer Research, Washington, DC
Co-Chair: Elaine B. Trujillo, MS, RDN, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD

  • Quality nutrition care of oncology patients: are we delivering?
    Elaine B. Trujillo, MS, RDN, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
  • A brief review of the data: the Evidence Analysis Library and beyond
    Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD, The Health Geek, LLC
  • State of the practice: notes from the field
    Rhone M. Levin, MEd, RDN, CSO, LD, FAND, St. Luke’s Health System Mountain States Tumor Institute


Morning Split Sessions A and B

Split Session A: Physical Activity and Cancer Survivorship
Chair: Christine Friedenreich, PhD, CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services, Alberta, Canada

Introduction and Session Overview
Christine Friedenreich, PhD, CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services, Alberta, Canada

  • Physical activity and breast cancer survival: current evidence and future directions
    Christine Friedenreich, PhD, CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services, Alberta, Canada
  • Physical activity and colorectal cancer survivorship
    Jeffrey A. Meyerhardt, MD, MPH, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Update on the CHALLENGE trial: a randomized trial of exercise and disease-free survival in colon cancer survivors
    Kerry S. Courneya, PhD, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
  • Cancer therapy as a model of physiological aging and efficacy of exercise training countermeasures
    Lee W. Jones, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Panel Discussion
Christine Friedenreich, PhD, CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services, Alberta, Canada


Split Session B: Obesity and Breast Cancer in Minority Populations
Chair: Elisa V. Bandera, MD, PhD, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Introduction and Session Overview
Elisa V. Bandera, MD, PhD, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

  • Obesity and breast cancer subtypes in African Americans: results from the AMBER Consortium
    Elisa V. Bandera, MD, PhD, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
  • Obesity and breast cancer risk in Hispanics: findings from the Breast Cancer Health Disparities Study
    Esther M. John, PhD, MSPH, Cancer Prevention Institute of California
  • Obesity and breast cancer in a multi-ethnic population
    Gertraud Maskarinec, MD, PhD, University of Hawaii Cancer Center
  • Breast cancer in low and middle income countries
    Isabelle Romieu, MD, MPH, ScD, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

Panel Discussion
Elisa V. Bandera, MD, PhD, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

— LUNCH —

Afternoon Split Sessions C and D

Split Session C: Childhood Cancer and Survivorship
Chair: Cheryl L. Rock, PhD, RD, University of California, San Diego

Introduction and Session Overview
Cheryl L. Rock, PhD, RD, University of California, San Diego

  • Predictors of being overweight or obese in survivors of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
    Susan K. Parsons, MD, MRP, Tufts Medical Center
  • Fit4Life: a weight management program for young cancer survivors
    Jeannie Huang, MD, MPH, University of California, San Diego
  • Contributions of diet to metabolic problems in survivors of childhood cancer
    Kim Robien, PhD, RD, CSO, FAND, George Washington University
  • Physical activity among childhood cancer survivors – the evidence for exercise
    Kirsten K. Ness, PT, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Panel Discussion
Cheryl L. Rock, PhD, RD, University of California, San Diego


Split Session D: Surrogate Markers for Cancer Intervention Trials
Chair: Sharon A. Ross, PhD, MPH, National Cancer Institute

Introduction and Session Overview
Sharon A. Ross, PhD, MPH, National Cancer Institute

  • The obesity-inflammation connection: implications for breast cancer
    Andrew Dannenberg, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Unlocking the prognostic significance of microdissected proximal lesions from the human colon
    Daniel W. Rosenberg, PhD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • DNA methylation as a target for lung cancer prevention
    Steven Belinsky, PhD, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute
  • Diet and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, a risk factor for liver cancer
    Donald B. Jump, PhD, Oregon State University

Panel Discussion
Sharon A. Ross, PhD, MPH, National Cancer Institute

Poster Session II and Reception


Friday, October 31

Continental Breakfast

Breakfast Session II: The Continuous Update Project – Progress and Reports
Chair: Susan M. Higginbotham, PhD, RD, American Institute for Cancer Research, Washington, DC
Co-Chair: Rachel L. Thompson, PhD, RNutr, RD, World Cancer Research Fund International, London, UK

  • The Continuous Update Project - where are we now?
    Rachel L. Thompson, PhD, RNutr, RD, World Cancer Research Fund International, London, UK
  • Breast cancer survivors - findings from the CUP
    Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • The CUP mechanisms project
    Panagiota Mitrou, PhD, World Cancer Research Fund International, London, UK
  • Summary and next steps
    Martin Wiseman, FRCP, FRCPath, FAfN, World Cancer Research Fund International, London, UK


Presentation of John A. Milner poster awards
John W. Erdman, Jr., PhD; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Closing Plenary: Dietary Patterns and Cancer Risk: New Directions
Chair: Cynthia A. Thomson, PhD, RD, University of Arizona

Introduction and Session Overview
Cynthia A. Thomson, PhD, RD, University of Arizona

  • The New Nordic Diet - a new approach
    Thomas Meinert Larsen, PhD, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • The Dietary Inflammatory Index: a new tool for assessing inflammatory potential of diet and associations with cancer
    Susan E. Steck, PhD, MPH, RD, University of South Carolina
  • Do intermittent diets have a role for the prevention and treatment of cancer?
    Michelle Harvie, PhD, University Hospital South Manchester Trust, Manchester, England
  • The ketogenic diet for the adjuvant therapy of malignant brain tumors
    Adrienne C. Scheck, PhD, Barrow Neurological Institute

Panel Discussion
Cynthia A. Thomson, PhD, RD, University of Arizona

Conference Closes

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