Register for the Capstone Meeting of the Network on Biobehavioral Pathways in Cancer
Five years ago, a handful of cancer researchers with training in molecular biology, psychology, public health, and related fields, set out to study the pathways that link psychological, behavioral, and social factors to cancer. Of particular interest was whether stress and other psychological phenomena caused established tumors to progress and metastasize – and whether behaviors such as exercise or social engagement improved cancer outcomes. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Network on Biobehavioral Pathways in Cancer was convened to support this emerging transdisciplinary research area.
On Friday, September 16, 2016, Network researchers will gather at NCI-Shady Grove to deliver their findings. View the Capstone Agenda and Event Registration Page. To attend remotely via webinar, use the WebEx registration.
Small-scale pilot projects to identify the relationship of behavior, psychology, and other social influences to cancer biology were competitively selected for NCI support via Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. This culminating event on September 16 will include twelve expert presentations, a series of moderated panels, and a lunch-hour poster session. Members of the research community are invited to attend in-person for individual sessions or the full-day program; a webinar option is also available for remote attendees.