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ObesityWeek℠ — CLOSING October 10: Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Challenge

from Presented by The Obesity Society: Obesity and Cancer Section

The Challenge

Junior investigators are invited to submit a one-page letter of intent (LOI) in response to Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Challenge.

Specifically, the research described in the one-page LOI should focus on answering one of the following questions:
  1. Is obesity linked to patients developing specific types of breast cancer? Are obese individuals more at risk to develop metastatic breast cancer? Are obese breast cancer patients more at risk to develop recurrences?
  2. How does obesity affect the efficacy of treatments for metastatic breast cancer?
  3. Is obesity playing a role in breast cancer disparities? Are breast cancer patients of specific race or ethnicity more likely to suffer worse outcomes due to obesity?
  4. Could diet or exercise interventions (or both) favorably impact breast cancer patients with primary or recurrent cancers? Does diet or exercise interventions (or both) resulting in weight loss diminish risks of developing breast cancer, recurrences or metastatic breast cancer? What mechanisms involved in breast cancer recurrences are impacted by obesity, diet or exercise? Applications from across the translational continuum are invited, from genes to geography.
Junior investigators are defined broadly as:
  1. Completed doctoral level training less than 8 years ago.
  2. Holds a position of post-doc, fellow, or assistant professor at an academic institution.
There is no citizenship requirement (international applicants welcome).

Submission and Selection
Submit to by October 10, 2017 by 11:59 PM Eastern.

All semi-finalists must attend the Obesity and Cancer Section meeting at ObesityWeek 2017 and explain their idea in a 10-minute presentation.

First prize winner will receive $7,500. Second prize winner will receive $2,500.


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