(Chapel Hill, NC, Tuesday, May 14, 2019) – Scientists from across the world, will convene at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) conference at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from May 15 to 17, 2019. The conference will feature an exciting program that will address the latest research, the greatest current challenges and controversies, and highlight the impact of diet, obesity, physical activity on cancer risk and outcomes.

In only the last few years, developments in exercise, lifestyle and oncology research have converged on cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship.

The key now is to understand how to deploy exercise more effectively by individualizing exercise plans for patients. Prescribing how much exercise is optimal for people, tailored to the patient’s mobility, activity levels, specific type of cancer and other medical conditions is also a key research target.

The conference will address how patients can mitigate the adverse effects of cancer treatment through exercise, in addition to reducing risk of recurrence through exercise interventions. Experts will dig into the details of how to implement what we already know about lifestyle and exercise in clinical practice and discuss how we support Americans to move more and to eat better.

The 2019 AICR Research Conference will feature an exciting program that will address the latest research, the greatest current challenges and controversies, and highlight the impact of diet, obesity, physical activity on cancer risk and outcomes. Join fellow scientists, researchers, health professionals and dietitians to hear about the latest research in these areas:

  • Beyond BMI: New data and new technologies for assessing body composition;
  • Dissemination and implementation science: Getting Americans moving and eating better;
  • Mitigating adverse effects of cancer and its treatment through diet, exercise and weight management; and
  • The convergence of oncology with lifestyle.

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