When it comes to understanding the connections between obesity and cancer, one thing is clear: It's complicated. In an effort designed to address this complexity, NCI launched the Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) initiative in 2005. TREC is a multicenter program that brings together investigators from diverse disciplines, ranging from biochemistry and molecular biology to behavioral science and urban planning, to understand the obesity-cancer link."
The TREC initiative challenged the research community to look at this problem from a very different approach and to broaden scientific partnerships in a truly transdisciplinary way," said Dr. Linda Nebeling of NCI's Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, who oversees the TREC program. TO READ MORE GO TO:http://www.cancer.gov/ncicancerbulletin/111511/page5