CANCELLED - Energy Balance and Neoplasia: Do Cancers Care if Their Host is Hungry?

Meeting Date and Time
Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, NIH Main Campus
Michael Pollak, M.D.
Stars in Nutrition & Cancer

Date Posted


As the first cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) have now been reported in our area, the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the March 17, 2020 Stars in Nutrition and Cancer lecture. We know how disappointing this is, and this decision was not made in haste. The health and safety of our travelers, visitors, and staff is our top priority.

We thank you for understanding the extreme difficulty of this decision.


Michael Pollak, M.D.
Alexander-Goldfarb Research Chair in Medical Oncology
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Oncology
Director, Division of Cancer Prevention, Department of Oncology
McGill University

Meeting Objectives

  • To understand specific contexts in which cancer behavior is influenced by energy balance;
  • To understand areas where epidemiologic data concerning energy balance are consistent with experimental data;
  • To understand the role of insulin and other nutritionally regulated hormones on cancer risk; and
  • To understand challenges to clinical applications of recent findings.

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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