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Department of Behavioral Science Presents: Dr. Melinda Irwin, Yale School of Public Health

Department of Behavioral Science Presents: Dr. Melinda Irwin, Yale School of Public Health

Melinda Irwin, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at the Yale Cancer Center will be presenting at MD Anderson Cancer Center on Thursday, April 4, 2013.

The title of her presentation is Effect of exercise on cancer outcomes in breast and ovarian cancer survivors.  Dr. Irwin is an Associate Professor of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at the Yale Cancer Center. Her primary research interests are in the areas of physical activity, weight and cancer prevention and prognosis. Specifically, Dr. Irwin's research includes randomized trials of exercise and weight loss in breast and ovarian cancer survivors, with a focus on mechanisms measured in serum and tumor tissue. Dr. Irwin will discuss her research and would enjoy meeting with investigators conducting similar research as well as GYN oncologists to discuss potential future collaboration.

Date: 4/4/13, 11am to 12pm
Time: 4/4/13, 11am to 12pm
Location: Cancer Prevention Building, Floor 8, Room 8
Format: Lecture
Contact: Stacie Scruggs - (713) 745-5335 - sscruggs@mdanderson.org