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2016 AICR Conference Program

With the permission of the conference speakers, PDF versions of some of the presentations have been uploaded. To view a presentation PDF, click on the title. Presentations without links have not been approved for web publishing.



Opening Plenary: Energy Balance, Obesity and Physical Activity – Emerging Concepts and Strategies for Intervention

Chair: Cheryl L. Rock, PhD, RD, University of California, San Diego

Introduction and overview
Cheryl L. Rock, PhD, RD

  • The challenge of weight loss maintenance: Energy homeostasis and the biology of body weight regulation
    Michael Rosenbaum, MD, Columbia University
  • The role of portion control in weight management
    Barbara J. Rolls, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
  • How to optimize the effect of exercise in promoting weight loss and weight loss maintenance
    John Jakicic, PhD, University of Pittsburgh


Breakfast Session I: Dietary Supplements and Cancer Risk: What We Have Learned

Chair: Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Introduction and overview
Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD


Split Session A: Dietary Modulation of the Microbiome and Cancer Risk

Chair: Cindy D. Davis, PhD, Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health

Introduction and overview
Cindy D. Davis, PhD


Split Session B: Nutrition After Cancer Diagnosis

Chair: Steven K. Clinton, MD, PhD, The Ohio State University

Introduction and overview
Steven K. Clinton, MD, PhD


Split Session C: Mechanisms and Biomarkers in the –omics Era   

Chair: Stephen D. Hursting, PhD, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Introduction and overview
Stephen D. Hursting, PhD, MPH

  • Metabolomics: overview and applications for nutrition and cancer
    Steven C. Moore, PhD, MPH, National Cancer Institute
  • Integration of metabolomics and transcriptomics in human studies
    Cornelia Ulrich, PhD, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
  • Bridging nutrition, metabolism, the microbiome, and cancer cell susceptibility
    Scott J. Bultman, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • A framework for systematically reviewing mechanistic evidence on diet, nutrition, physical activity and cancer
    Sarah Lewis, PhD, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK


Split Session D: Social, Cultural and Economic Barriers to Cancer Prevention and Control

Chair: Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

Introduction and overview
Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD


Breakfast Session II: Food, Nutrition and Cancer Immunology: Etiology, Therapy and Survivorship

Chair: Steven K. Clinton, MD, PhD, The Ohio State University

Introduction and overview
Steven K. Clinton, MD, PhD


Breakfast Session III: Dietary Patterns: Clarifying the Relationship between Diet and Cancer

Chair: Jill Reedy, PhD, MPH, RD, National Cancer Institute
Co-chair: Stephanie M. George, PhD, MPH, MA, National Institutes of Health

Introduction and overview
Jill Reedy, PhD, MPH, RD

Panel discussion
Stephanie M. George, PhD, MPH, MA


Closing Plenary: Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: Science and Translation for the Next 25 Years

Chair: Robert S. Chapkin, PhD, Texas A&M University

Introduction and overview
Robert S. Chapkin, PhD


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