165821 Promoting healthy lifestyles: Policy, program and personal recommendations for reducing cancer risk

Monday, November 5, 2007: 12:30 PM

Margaret L. Kripke, PhD , Presidentís Cancer Panel, Rockville, MD
LaSalle D. Leffall, MD, FACS , Presidentís Cancer Panel, Rockville, MD
In 2006-2007, the President's Cancer Panel held a series of meetings to examine the links between physical activity, obesity, nutrition, tobacco use and environmental tobacco smoke exposure and cancer risk. At these meetings, more than 40 experts from a variety of disciplines and organizations, both public and private, provided testimony to the Panel on current research findings and relevant community programs. This presentation of the President's Cancer Panel will highlight its findings and recommendations made to the President in this year's report, Promoting Healthy Lifestyles: Policy, Program and Personal Recommendations for Reducing Cancer Risk. This report highlights the continued research needs in the areas of obesity, physical activity, nutrition and tobacco and makes recommendations for action at the individual, community and policy levels.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will better understand the gaps in research linking cancer and unhealthy lifestyles. Additionally, participants will learn about specific policies, programs and individual behaviors to reduce the risk of cancer.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Any relevant financial relationships? No
Any institutionally-contracted trials related to this submission?

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.