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Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference Highlights New Science in Diet and Lifestyle

December 4, 2009

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PHILADELPHIA- 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 took place Dec. 6-9, 2009, at the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel in Houston, Texas. (A recording of the teleconference is available below.)

"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 took place on Monday, Dec. 7 at 11:00 a.m. CT.

The expert panel included:

  • 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

  • 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
Listen to a recording of the teleconference:


Download* the mp3 of the teleconference (39.9 MB, 58 minutes and 00 seconds) 

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The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1907, the AACR is the world's oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research. The membership includes 30,000 basic, translational and clinical researchers; health care professionals; and cancer survivors and advocates in the United States and nearly 90 other countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise from the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer through high-quality scientific and educational programs. It funds innovative, meritorious research grants, research fellowship and career development awards. The AACR Annual Meeting attracts more than 16,000 participants who share the latest discoveries and developments in the field. Special conferences throughout the year present novel data across a wide variety of topics in cancer research, treatment and patient care. The AACR publishes six major peer-reviewed journals: Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Molecular Cancer Research; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention; and Cancer Prevention Research. The AACR also publishes CR, a magazine for cancer survivors and their families, patient advocates, physicians and scientists. CR provides a forum for sharing essential, evidence-based information and perspectives on progress in cancer research, survivorship and advocacy.

Media Contact:

Tara Yates
(267) 646-0558
In Houston, December 6-9:
(713) 576-5445