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AICR Annual Research Conference

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About the Conference:

The Annual Research Conference is a unique forum that brings together researchers and clinicians for a three-day program that is dedicated to increasing knowledge, stimulating research and promoting prevention and treatment of cancer through nutrition, physical activity and weight management.

Who Should Attend:

Basic scientists, clinical investigators, epidemiologists, dietitians, nutritionists, policy makers and other health professionals interested in food, nutrition, physical activity and weight management in relation to cancer.

Program

Scientific Program Committee

AICR thanks the the following individuals who served on the 2014 Scientific Program Committee:

  Cheryl L. Rock, PhD, RD (Chair) University of California, San Diego
  Elisa V. Bandera, MD, PhD Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
  John W. Erdman, Jr., PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  Christine Friedenreich, PhD CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services
  Susan M. Higginbotham, PhD, RD American Institute for Cancer Research
  Joel B. Mason, MD Tufts University
  Sharon A. Ross, PhD, MPH National Cancer Institute
  Cynthia A. Thomson, PhD, RD University of Arizona


Program

The 2014 AICR Annual Research Conference featured an exciting program which explored current topics in food, nutrition, physical activity and cancer. This year's session topics were:

  • Micronutrients in Cancer Prevention: Is Goldilocks Correct After All?
  • Nutrition Care of the Cancer Patient: Moving Forward or Losing Ground?
  • Physical Activity and Cancer Survivorship
  • Obesity and Breast Cancer in Minority Populations
  • Childhood Cancer and Survivorship
  • Surrogate Markers for Cancer Intervention Trials
  • The Continuous Update Project - Progress and Reports
  • Dietary Patterns and Cancer: New Directions

 

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Chairs and Speakers

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2014 Registration

Registration for the 2014 Conference is no longer available.

Accreditation

This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 16.5 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) units.

Certificate of Attendance

A certificate of attendance will be available on request for all registered participants.

2014 AICR Conference Presentations

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.


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 Overviewpdf icon
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

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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2014 Conference

Conference Sponsorship

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AICR reserves the right to reject a potential sponsor based on such factors as questionable business practices, those with a mission in conflict with the mission of AICR and those who desire unreasonable influence upon the event.

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Thank you to AICR's 2014 Research Conference Sponsors:

 

California Walnut CommissionUnited Soybean Board Northern Canola Growers Assn
AmeriFlaxRoutledge: Taylor and Francis GroupActiGraph
Mint
UICC Global Cancer Control: A membership organization fighting cancer together.

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