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 advance the science related 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.
The National Cancer Institute gives an overview of "what is energy balance?":
"Energy balance refers to the integrated effects of diet, physical activity, and genetics on growth and body weight over an individual's lifetime. Scientists are increasingly aware of the importance of understanding the effects of energy balance on the development and progression of cancer and on cancer patients' quality of life after treatment. Weight, body composition, physical activity, and diet affect many physiologic systems and can alter the cancer process at many points." Learn more on the National Cancer Institute's website.
Center for Energy Balance in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
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Accepting applications for an open rank, term tenure or term tenure track faculty position in our Center. Investigators with expertise in physical activity, nutrition, obesity or metabolic disease who would like to refocus their research on cancer are welcome to apply.
The Center for Energy Balance in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship is a research center for professionals who are working in or are interested in energy balance topics such as diet, physical activity, and obesity and how these affect the cancer continuum. We use a trans-disciplinary approach that brings population scientists, basic scientists and clinical researchers together in a collaborative environment.
Benefits of Membership
- Participation in Center activities
- May propose work groups to be supported by Center
- Relevant energy balance-related research will be highlighted on the Center website
- Included in online membership directory
- Opportunity to present at retreats
- Receives quarterly newsletter
- Discount registration fees to Center-sponsored workshops
Requirements of Membership
- Attend at least 2 Center events/year
- Update directory information at least once/year
- Acknowledge any financial or staff support received from the Center in publications