Behavioral Science in the News


Experts Forecast Cancer Prevention and Therapies in 2015

Dr. Scott M. Lippman, Co-Chairperson of AACR's Cancer Prevention Committee, and others, discuss the progress that was made in cancer research over the past year and what breakthroughs to expect in 2015 that have the potential to impact cancer prevention and make modern medicine work better for more patients.


The world’s most comprehensive transdisciplinary cancer prevention meeting
13th Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2014
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, La.

Program Committee Chairperson
Phillip A. Dennis, Johns Hopkins Bayview Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baltimore, Md.

This annual conference fosters collaborations between all disciplines of prevention research, accelerates the progression in the field of prevention research, and promotes awareness of the vital importance of cancer prevention in reducing cancer incidence and mortality. The theme for this year's conference is "From Cells to Society." All sessions will be cross-cutting and themes such as metabolism will be touched upon throughout the conference. Several short proffered talks will also be selected from submitted abstracts and integrated into thematic sessions. Please make plans to join us in New Orleans for the 13th Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research.

View the AACR Meetings & Workshops calendar for the full conference program.


NIH Launches Blog on Behavioral and Social Sciences Research 

The National Institutes of Health's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) launched The Connector, a new blog featuring OBSSR Director Dr. Robert M. Kaplan’s commentary in the Director's ConnectionThe Connector will also feature articles and media from the events OBSSR hosts or attends, relevant funding announcements and resource links.

Dr. Kaplan’s blog will explore a broad range of topics such as mHealth, systems science, dissemination and implementation research and the NIH Toolbox. It will also explore achieving better population health through improved dissemination of evidence-based interventions.

The Connector, which was launched in January 2013, also features podcasts and videos of conversations with engaging behavioral and social science researchers.

Behavioral and social sciences research is a critical part of NIH’s mission to improve public health. Visit NIH's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research for more information.