Breaking the Obesity-Cancer Link: New Targets and Strategies


Portrait of Stephen Hursting, Ph.D., M.P.H.Stephen D. Hursting, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Department of Nutrition and Nutrition Research Institute
Member, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Meeting Objectives

  • To understand the current status of research on the relationships between obesity and cancer;
  • To explore the established and emerging mechanisms underlying the obesity-cancer link;
  • To discuss the current status of research on the anticancer effects and underlying mechanisms of weight loss and related interventions, including calorie restriction, fasting, fasting-mimicking diets, ketogenic diets, bariatric surgery, and pharmacologic approaches; and
  • To describe approaches to enhance translational progress in obesity, energy balance and cancer research by better integration of preclinical and human research to decrease the burden of obesity on cancer in humans.

This lecture is approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs). RDNs, contact for CPE certificate.

About the Stars in Nutrition & Cancer lecture series

This lecture series features extraordinary contributors or "stars" in the field of cancer and nutrition research. Speakers highlight the important role that nutrition plays in modifying cancer development. Past lectures are videotaped and available for viewing.

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