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Center for Energy Balance in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship

The Center for Energy Balance in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship was founded to help bridge the gaps in knowledge surrounding the relationships between physical activity, nutrition, obesity, and cancer. 

The Center uses advancements in the energy balance research field to improve interventions which modify unhealthy behaviors in people at risk for cancer, patients and survivors, and to deliver innovative change at the clinical level. 

By fostering a collaborative, trans-disciplinary environment, our research will provide state-of-the-science enlightenment to:

  • cancer prevention and survivorship–related interventions;
  • the ways in which key energy balance concepts affect cancer biomarkers; and
  • the biological and psychosocial mechanisms behind weight, eating behavior, and physical activity.

 Positions Available: 

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Postdoctoral Fellow 

State of the Science

News and updates in energy balance research


Congratulations Active Living after Breast Cancer team for winning 2nd place, in the category of Equity, at the Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference!

Upcoming Events

January 29, 2015
Studying Nutrition Today for the Health of Future Generations
A novel chemopreventive strategy based on production of therapeutic microRNAs in plants 
Dr. Vicki Vance (Host: Kendal Hirschi, PhD)
8:30-9:00 a.m.
Children's Nutrition Research Center, 1100 Bates St. Houston TX 77030
Howland Auditorium, 2nd Floor
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January 29, 2015
Energy Balance Journal Club
Obesity and Enhancement of Cancer Hallmarks 
Dr. Enrique Fuentes-Mattei
12:00-1:00 p.m.
FCT3 rms 2 and 7
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