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.
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.
For health professionals, the AICR Research Conference is the place to receive the latest evidence-based updates on reducing cancer risk and patient wellness. This is crucial for patient discussions at a time when celebrities and best sellers promote dietary extremes, and headlines present lab studies without the context of overall studies.