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2014 AICR Conference Program

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Wednesday, October 29

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?pdf icon
    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


Thursday, October 30

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


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

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


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 cancerpdf icon
    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

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


Friday, October 31

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

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

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

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