WELCOME! The Harvard TREC Center is a NCI-funded research center focused on investigating the relationship between obesity and cancer by integrating the study of diet, weight, and physical activity and exploring these effects on energy balance and cancer incidence and survival. The Center draws on the multidisciplinary expertise of the faculty of the Harvard School of Public Health, the Harvard Medical School, the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, and the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. The Center is designed to increase the understanding of the determinants of obesity from the molecular to societal level and across the lifespan, to clarify the biological links of obesity with cancer risk and survivorship, to translate these findings into actionable behavioral interventions, to train the next generation of investigators in energetics (the study of energy balance) and cancer, and to disseminate this knowledge and develop public health strategies to reduce risk of obesity and cancer.

Read more about the Harvard TREC projects here.