Dr. Henry J. Thompson is professor in the College of Agricultural Sciences and director of the Cancer Prevention Laboratory at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Dr. Thompson is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society for Nutritional Sciences. Dr. Thompson has published more than 165 journal articles and book chapters. Thompson has a long standing interest in the prevention of, and prognosis in, breast cancer and he maintains an active program of clinical and laboratory research that addresses this topic. Since 1988, Dr. Thompson’s laboratory has been investigating the mechanisms underlying the cancer inhibitory activity of energy restriction and exercise. The focus of these studies using preclinical models has been on identifying the cellular processes, molecular machinery, and chemical mediators by which these interventions regulate tissue size homeostasis and inhibit the carcinogenic process. Currently, his laboratory is investigating the effects of energy restriction mimetic agents such as 2-deoxyglucose and metformin on cancer initiated cell deletion from the breast. Since 1993, Dr. Thompson has been working with a team of medical oncologists specializing in breast cancer in order to translate his preclinical findings into effective clinical weight control interventions.
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