National Cancer Institute releases data, hosts webinar on Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating (FLASHE) study

January 14, 2016

The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Behavioral Research Program is preparing to release data from the Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating (FLASHE) study and will host a Feb. 5 webinar to explore the study’s data and methods.

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New video, infographics, and photos highlight deficiencies in the current U.S. food supply

November 10, 2014

The dietary recommendations for eating healthy have not changed much in the past few decades—eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and cut back on calories, sugar, and fat. However, it might not be possible for everyone to eat this way even if they tried. A new study, published in the November issue of the […]

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NCI releases new Dietary Assessment Primer

November 5, 2014

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) part of the National Institutes of Health, a funder of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), is pleased to announce the availability of a web-based Dietary Assessment Primer. Various types of self-report instruments have been developed to assess dietary intake. Each has distinct features and strengths. The Dietary Assessment […]

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Chat with NCCOR about childhood obesity on Sept. 9

August 13, 2014

Today, nearly one out of three kids in America are overweight or obese. The numbers are even higher in the African American and Hispanic communities. Overweight and obese kids are at risk for a host of chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and asthma. In observance of Childhood Obesity Awareness […]

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Cancer Research Training Award fellowship opportunity at the National Cancer Institute

February 13, 2013

The National Cancer Institute (NCI), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services, is inviting applications from qualified candidates for a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) with an emphasis on health behaviors research. The CRTA appointment is a one- or two-year position with the […]

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Special feature on obesity and cancer risk in NCI’s Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer

April 12, 2012

In March 2012, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) released its Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer 1975-2008. This year’s report contains a special feature on the association of overweight and lack of physical activity with cancer risk. NCCOR Steering Committee member Dr. Rachel Ballard-Barbash (NCI) participated as a co-author on the […]

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Accounting for measurement error in dietary intake data

December 6, 2011

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) hosted a webinar series on accounting for measurement error in dietary intake data. Organized by collaborators from NCI; Office of Dietary Supplements; U.S. Department of Agriculture; Gertner Institute; Texas A&M University; and Wake Forest University, the series ran from Sept. 20-Dec. 6, 2011.

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Webinar: Tool helps move research into practice

March 23, 2010

Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. was developed as a web portal to assist with moving research into practice. The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) aims to disseminate the Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. tools to health program planners in three Massachusetts communities—Boston, Lawrence, and Worcester—via a community-based participatory research project funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) called PLANET MassCONECT.

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