Welcome to the website for the Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) initiative, a major scientific research effort studying obesity and cancer, funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Vision Statement: Energizing science and society to combat obesity and cancer.

Mission Statement: Our goal is to integrate diverse disciplines to find effective interventions across the lifespan to reduce the burden of obesity and cancer and to improve population health.

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Sept 18, 2014:  PRESS RELEASE: We are pleased to announce this new media release based on TREC Developmental Research done at the University of Pennsylvania TREC Survivor Center.

Exercise Boosts Tumor-fighting Ability of Chemotherapy, Penn Team Finds

Media Contact:  Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194.  September18, 2014

Learn more here:  http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/exercise-boosts-tumor-fighting-ability-chemotherapy-penn-team-finds