The International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO) and the World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF International) hosted a joint Hot Topic Conference on:
'Obesity, Physical Activity and Cancer'
16 - 17 April 2013
Venue: Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street,
London, WC1N 2JU, UK
The scientific sessions examined the links between obesity, physical activity and cancer incidence and survival. They examined important biomarkers and early life events in relation to cancer risk. They also explored the molecular events and cellular and mechanisms that underlay these processes.
This conference will build on the successful Cancer and Obesity 2010 joint IASO, WCRF International and UICC Conference.
Objectives of the meeting:
• Provide a forum for the dissemination of information about the latest research advances in the fields of obesity, physical activity and cancer and to stimulate discussion about future research directions in this field
• Compare and contrast mechanisms underpinning the associations between obesity, physical activity (PA), sedentary behaviour (SB), energy metabolism and cancer development and progression
• Explore the impact of body fatness, PA, SB in the management and outcome of diagnosed cancer
• Raise awareness about the value of science and research in informing policy on cancer
About World Cancer Research Fund International
WCRF International is the not-for-profit umbrella association that leads and unifies the WCRF global network of cancer charities dedicated to funding research and education programmes into the link between diet, nutrition, physical activity, body weight and cancer. The national charities are based in the US, UK, Netherlands and Hong Kong.
WCRF International plays a leading role in directing and managing the research activities and major scientific projects of the WCRF global network. These include the WCRF/ AICR Continuous Update Project (CUP), the largest ongoing review of the scientific evidence on the link between diet, physical activity, body weight and cancer. The CUP builds on the success of the WCRF/AICR's 2007 Report: Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective.
The WCRF global network funds innovative research on the role of diet, nutrition, physical activity and body weight in relation to cancer around the world. The WCRF global network operates two research grant programmes. The WCRF International Research Grant Programme based in London, UK and the AICR Research Grant Programme based in Washington DC, USA, which provide similar funding opportunities in different regions of the world.
In addition, WCRF International works to influence policy changes that make it easier for people to make the kind of healthy choices that can help prevent cancer. Working on behalf of all WCRF global network charities, they aim to influence governments and key decision-takers to do all they can to achieve a health-promoting environment for all.