Welcome to the website for the Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer
initiative, a major scientific research effort studying obesity and
cancer, funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
We are studying obesity and cancer because existing research tells us that many
cancers are linked with obesity. Reducing these cancers requires that we learn more
about the obesity-cancer connection.
Scientists in the TREC initiative are conducting research to learn how the combined
effects of obesity, poor diet, and low levels of physical activity increase cancer
risk. They are also searching for effective ways to prevent and control obesity.