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. Advancements in the energy balance research field will be used to optimize interventions to modify unhealthy behaviors, decrease cancer risk and improve cancer outcomes and deliver innovative practice-level changes to the clinical realm. By fostering a collaborative, trans-disciplinary environment, our research will contribute to institutional prestige by providing state-of-the-science erudition in:
- prevention and survivorship–related interventions;
- how key energy balance concepts affect cancer biomarkers; and
- the biological and psychosocial mechanisms behind weight, eating behavior, and physical activity.
Energy Balance in the News
Dr. Karen Basen-Engquist in CBS News.
The Center for Energy Balance was recently spotlighted in Newswise, BioNews Texas, Cancer Newsline and Cancerwise Blog!
State of the Science
News and updates in energy balance research
- Brain waves, eating habits and lipids
- Lipidomics, an emerging field: Where obesity, diabetes and cancer meet
- No magic food: Understanding nutrition and the causes of cancer
- A High-Fat Diet Activates Oncogenic Kras and COX2 to Induce Development of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma in Mice
- Women's perceptions about the importance of physical activity and a healthy diet in preventing cancer
- Eating breakfast is connected with higher physical activity & lower levels of adiposity
- Only 1 in 5 Americans Meet Physical Activity Recommendations
- Fast food makes up 11% of calories in US Diet
- Weight-loss surgery won't cut obesity-related medical costs
- Confidence builds better exercise habits for cancer survivors
- Obesity, Physical Inactivity linked with risk for certain molecular subtype of colorectal cancer
- Scientists identify gene that causes obesity in mice
- Every step you take makes you healthier
- The science of obesity: what do we really know about what makes us fat? An essay by Gary Taubes
- Evaluating Bioactive Food Components in Obesity and Cancer Prevention
July 18, 2014
Energy Balance Journal Club
Could Fasting while Receiving Chemotherapy be Beneficial?
Dr. Michaela Onstad & Dr. Kristina Stemler
FCT 3.4167 Room 1 & 8