Retreat

Energy Balance and Cancer Research Retreat 2016-January 26, 2016

 

The goal of the retreat is to facilitate collaborations and brainstorm ideas for future Energy Balance research. 

The retreat features a keynote speaker as well as a plenary session with panel presentations, interactive poster sessions on focused topics, and a reception/general poster session.

The Energy Balance and Cancer Research Retreat is an excellent avenue to network and share your current work with other researchers.  We welcome the participation of researchers from MD Anderson and surrounding institutions, and invite submission of research abstracts for studies (ongoing and completed) in the following areas:

  1. Trials in cancer survivors and people at risk for cancer (particularly high risk populations) of the effect of physical activity, diet, or weight control interventions on (1) biomarkers of cancer initiation and promotion, prognosis, or survival; (2) prevention or remediation of lasting/late effects of cancer and its treatment; (3) behavior change, fitness, or weight management.
  2. Studies of the biological mechanisms underlying the relationships between physical activity, diet, weight status and cancer initiation, promotion, progression, and recurrence.
  3. Research on environmental, social, and/or biobehavioral mechanisms underlying weight changes (gain, loss, and maintenance of loss), eating behavior, and physical activity.
  4. Dissemination and implementation research on energy balance interventions for cancer survivors and healthy populations.

 

 

 Keynote Speaker: Tim Byers, MD, PhD

 

Tim Byers, MD, PhD is a Professor of Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health, the Director of the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center, and Director of ECHO Colorado. He has been at the University of Colorado for 20 years.  Prior to then, he was Branch Chief in the Nutrition Division at CDC in Atlanta. He is an expert in the role of early detection, diet, and nutrition in the prevention of cancer, having published over 350 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is now developing training and programs to improve the effectiveness of health care and public health systems

2016 Program Agenda

We would like to highlight and congratulate our poster winners. Numerous exceptional posters were shown but the list below reflects our excellence in research awardees for the faculty, and trainee/staff categories.

Faculty Finalists

Abstract No.Submitting AuthorTitleInstitution
 032 Robert Chapkin, PhD Obesity promotes colonic stem cell expansion during cancer initiation Texas A&M University
 016 Keri Schadler, PhD Exercise improves chemotherapy delivery and efficacy by normalizing tumor vasculature MD Anderson
 013 Daniel Hughes, PhD Effect of a six month yoga exercise intervention on fitness outcomes for breast cancer survivors UT Health Science Center in San Antonio
 021 Terri Boggess, PhD Impact of six months of three modalities of exercise on stress in post-treatment breast cancer survivors St. Mary's University
 018 Larkin Strong, PhD, MPH Fitness tracking together: Using social networks to promote physical activity in African American and Hispanic Women MD Anderson

Faculty Winner

Abstract No.Submitting AuthorTitleInstitution
 016 Keri Schadler, PhD Exercise improves chemotherapy delivery and efficacy by normalizing tumor vasculature MD Anderson

Trainee/Staff Finalists

Abstract No.Submitting AuthorTitleInstitution
 002 Rachel Graff, MS/MA Antigen-specific CD8+ T-Cells are mobilized with exercise via beta2-adrenergic receptor signaling pathways: Implications for immunotherapy? University of Houston
 003 Priti Gupta Cellular subset shifts or serum factors: exploring the mechanisms underlying exercise-induced changes in natural killer cell cytotoxicity University of Houston
 039 Alexes C. Daquinag, PhD Targeted pro-apoptotic peptides depleting adipose stromal cells inhibit tumor growth UT Health
 038 Jaejoon Song, MS/MA Quantifying and visualizing physical activity measurements from tri-axial accelerometers UT SPH, and MD Anderson
 001 Shannon Armbruster, MD A physical activity intervention for endometrial cancer survivors: What is the implications on sexual dysfunction? MD Anderson

Trainee/Staff Winner

Abstract No.Submitting AuthorTitleInstitution
 039 Alexes C. Daquinag, PhD Targeted pro-apoptotic peptides depleting adipose stromal cells inhibit tumor growth UT Health

 

  

 

 

Energy Balance and Cancer Research Retreat 2014-Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Keynote Speaker Dr. Anne McTiernan

Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD is a member of the Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. She is also Research Professor in the University of Washington Schools of Public Health (Department of Epidemiology) and Medicine (Department of Medicine). Dr. McTiernan's research focuses on identifying ways to prevent new or recurrent cancer with a particular focus on weight control, physical activity, and chemoprevention. Dr. McTiernan has been the Principal Investigator in a number of randomized clinical trials and a cohort study focused on energy balance and cancer risk and survivorship, with funding from NCI, NIH, Komen, and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

2014 Program Agenda

We would like to highlight and congratulate our poster winners. Numerous exceptional posters were shown but the list below reflects our excellence in research awardees for the faculty, and trainee/staff categories.

Faculty Finalists

Abstract No.Submitting AuthorTitleInstitution
008Chaodong Wu, MD, PhDMyeloid cell-specific Circadian Clock Disruption Exacerbates Diet-induced Obesity and InflammationTexas A&M
0025Alexis Frazier-Wood, PhDBMI is associated with reaction time and working memory in 1292 UK 7-10 year oldsUT-SPH
0032Lorenzo Cohen, PhDBiobehavioral Effects of Lifestyle on Survival in Women with Stage III Breast CancerMD Anderson
0033David Fogelman, MDPrediction of weight loss in metastatic colorectal cancer patientsMD Anderson

Faculty Winner

Abstract No.Submitting AuthorTitleInstitution
0030Manasi Shah, MS & Carrie Daniel-MacDougall, PhDInflammation and obesity in metastatic colorectal cancer patient survivalMD Anderson

Trainee/Staff Finalists

Abstract No.Submitting AuthorTitleInstitution
0011Matthew Cox-Martin, PhDExamining mediating relationships in a study of physical activity among endometrial cancer survivorsMD Anderson
0014Qian Zhang, PhDCgrrf1 as a novel biomarker of tissue response to metformin in the context of obesityMD Anderson
0035Austin BigleyAcute exercise preferentially redeploys NK-cells with a highly-differentiated phenotype and augments cytotoxicity against lymphoma and multiple myeloma target cellsUH
0036Emily LaVoyExercise can enhance the expansion of cytotoxic T-cells specific to melanoma antigens: Implications for adoptive transfer immunotherapy?UH

Trainee/Staff Winner

Abstract No.Submitting AuthorTitleInstitution
0018Enrique Fuentes-Mattei, PhDObesity Induces Functional Transcriptomic Changes Enhancing the Energy Metabolism in Estrogen Receptor-Positive Breast CancerMD Anderson

 

If you would further information, please email: energybalance@mdanderson.org

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