Background

Harvard’s TREC, administratively based at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), provides resources and support for studies in the area of obesity and cancer prevention. Funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Center was established to explore the biologic, genetic, lifestyle, environmental, and societal risk factors for obesity and cancer. Through institutional collaborations between the Harvard School of Public Health, the Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston Children’s Hospital, the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, and Duke University Medical Center, the Harvard TREC Center will build a unique national resource for energetics and cancer knowledge.

Three additional TREC Research Centers were funded by NCI with the aim to enhance collaborations and accelerate research findings to reduce the number of new and existing cancer patients, decrease morbidity and mortality associated with obesity, and address low levels of physical activity and poor diet.

To learn more about these Centers, and the Fred Hutchinson TREC Coordination Center, please visit the websites below:

University of Pennsylvania: http://trec.med.upenn.edu/

University of California, San Diego: http://trec.ucsd.edu/

Washington University in St. Louis:  http://www.obesity-cancer.wustl.edu/

TREC Consortium website, by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center: http://www.trecscience.org

Harvard TREC Administrative Structure

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