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.

Read more about our broad strategies and core values here.

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On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, the Coordination Center for the TREC initiative will end. Although the public area of the TREC website will remain open and available, it will become static; no updates will be made after May 31, 2017. However, the secure area of the website will no longer be accessible.

On Thursday, August 31, 2017 the website will be deactivated and no longer accessible.

Please see the NCI hosted TREC website at this link:

Thank you for your interest, contributions and participation over the 11 years of the TREC initiative. You helped make it a success!