Accelerating the Development of Pediatric Physical Activity Interventions

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December 6, 2021
2:00 - 3:30 PM ET


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Obesity and Cancer

NCI has an ambitious goal to reduce cancer incidence and suffering by 2026. Physical activity promotion in pediatric populations could be an effective strategy for life course disease prevention, either by primary prevention of cancer or by improving outcomes for cancer survivors. However, the journey from etiologic discovery to evidence-based behavioral intervention dissemination and implementation is long and uncertain.

The purpose of this webinar was to describe pediatric physical activity research across the translational research continuum, and to discuss opportunities for accelerating the application of pediatric physical activity knowledge from bench to bedside to communities.

This webinar is part of the NCI Obesity & Cancer Webinar Series, which aims to foster cross-disciplinary research on obesity that can help prevent, treat, and/or control cancer.


Joyce Obeid, Ph.D.
Joyce Obeid, Ph.D.

Exercise and Natural Killer Cells in Children and Adolescents

Assistant Professor,
Child Health & Exercise Medicine Program,
Department of Pediatrics,
McMaster University

Nina S. Kadan-Lottick, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Nina S. Kadan-Lottick, M.D., M.S.P.H.

Moving Forward: Physical Activity Interventions in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Oncology and Pediatrics,
Director, Survivorship Research Initiative,
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

David A. Dzewaltowski, Ph.D.
David A. Dzewaltowski, Ph.D.

Community- and Setting-Engaged Approaches for Pediatric Population Health Physical Activity

Professor and Endowed Community Chair,
Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health,
University of Nebraska Medical Center


Heather Bowles, Ph.D.

Senior Epidemiologist,
NCI Division of Cancer Prevention

Frank Perna, Ed.D., Ph.D.

Program Director,
NCI Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences

Last Updated
March 16, 2022