The recently concluded AICR 2019 Research Conference covered a broad spectrum of lifestyle factors and their role in cancer prevention, care and survivorship. The conference started with Dr. Edward Giovannucci, MD, ScD elegantly summarizing three decades of research and musing on where the field is heading in his talk entitled “Beyond the Blueprint – Past and Future Research in Diet, obesity, Physical Activity and Cancer.
Scientists from across the world gathered in North Carolina, Chapel Hill for the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) Conference, from May 15 to 17, 2019. As the only scientific conference that addresses the impact of diet, obesity, physical activity on cancer risk and outcomes, this conference presented the latest relevant research, discussed how this research is implemented in cancer prevention and patient care and faced the most pressing challenges and priorities in the field.
This year’s AICR Research Conference was the scene for two-and-a-half days highlighting research that’s helping on many fronts, to move our understanding forward on how to reduce cancer risk and improve cancer survivorship. I was thrilled to give a presentation at this year’s conference, in a session focused on how we can move today’s strongest evidence-based recommendations into “real life” application.