Brief Updates on Obesity, Metabolism, and Cancer

On an annual basis, the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Population Science Programs invite members to give an overview of the exciting scientific innovations and progress being made. The goal of this “Brief Updates” series is to share scientific advancements, facilitate active communication, build new collaborations, and show synergy across the Population Sciences programs.

Obesity, Metabolism, and Cancer

Wednesday, September 21 (2:30-5:30PM)

Hybrid Event | Zoom and in-person taking place at Smith 308/309


2:30 - 2:35
5 minutes

Welcome and Introductions
Lorelei A. Mucci, ScD, MPH – Deputy Associate Director, Population Science, DF/HCC

2:35 - 4:00
85 minutes

Panel Discussion

  • Introduces panel and moderates discussion
    A. Heather Eliassen, ScD
    Robert Wilechansky, MD
  • Panelists
    Ed Giovannucci, MD, ScD
    Lew Cantley, PhD
    Christina Dieli-Conwright, PhD, MPH
    Mingyang Song, MBBS, ScD

4:00 - 4:10
10 minutes


4:10 - 4:30
20 minutes

Remarks from Dr. Charles Ryan, President and CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation

4:30 - 5:25
55 minutes

Lightning Talks from Early Career Investigators
Andrea Romanos-Nanclares, PhD
Cami Christopher, MPH
Annemieke Witteveen, PhD
Yin Zhang, MD, MPH

5:25 - 5:30
5 minutes

Closing and Presentation of Lightning Talk Awards
Congratulations to Andrea Romanos-Nanclares for receiving the award for Best Lightning Talk with her presentation on the Insulinemic Potential of Diet and Risk of Total and Subtypes of Breast Cancer Among US Women!

30 minutes

Optional Cocktail Hour

2022 Brief Updates on Obesity, Metabolism, and Cancer