Cancer Prevention Research Conference highlights new research on cancer

The American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference will focus on the latest biological, medical and social research behind cancer prevention. The conference will take place Dec. 6-9, 2009, at the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel in Houston, Texas.

"This meeting has become a major venue for presenting cutting-edge research. As the only comprehensive conference on cancer prevention in the world, it continues to foster important cross-disciplinary interactions that are vital to making critical discoveries and translating them into effective preventive strategies," said conference chairperson Ernest Hawk, M.D., M.P.H., vice president for Cancer Prevention and head of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

The teleconference will take place on Monday, Dec. 7 at 11:00 a.m. CST. Reporters can use the following information to participate in this teleconference:

U.S. & Canada Dial-in: (888) 282-7404
International Dial-in: (706) 679-5207
Access Code: 41713638
Topic: AACR

The expert panel will include:
•John Milner, Ph.D., chief of the Nutritional Science Research Group at the National Cancer Institute, and editorial board member of Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research;
•Elaine Hardman, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine at Marshall University School of Medicine;
•Elizabeth Platz, Sc.D., M.P.H., associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, co-director of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Johns Hopkins University, and senior editor of the epidemiology section of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention;
•Tim Byers, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean of the Colorado School of Public Health and interim director of the Colorado Cancer Center.

In addition to this teleconference, the American Association for Cancer Research has highlighted the following papers for the news media. For media inquiries on these studies, please contact Tara Yates at [email protected]

•Hops Compound May Prevent Prostate Cancer
•Antioxidant Compound Reduced Incidence of Colorectal Metachronous Adenomas
•People Living in Poorer Neighborhoods at Increased Risk for Death, Worse Health Risks
•Mammography Use and False Positives among Women Younger Than 40 Years Old Differ Between Minority Populations
•Exercise Reduces Death Rate in Prostate Cancer Patients
•Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Reduce Risk of Colon Cancer
•Decline in Breast Cancer: Not Just Because of Hormone Therapy
•Researchers Identify Barriers to HPV Vaccination Uptake in Low-income Populations
•Coffee Consumption Associated with Reduced Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer
•Pistachios May Reduce Lung Cancer Risk


American Association for Cancer Research


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