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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Dec 9, 2014:  PRESS RELEASE.  We are pleased to announce that WUSTL’s SHOW-ME study (primary project 3) is in the news!

Link Between Occupational Sitting and Obesity Predominant Among Women.

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