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Lifestyle Medicine and Cancer: Helping Your Patients Reduce Their Risk
Learn about the latest American Institute for Cancer Research/World Cancer Research Fund (AICR/WCRF) evidence with Dr. Nigel Brockton and Karen Collins as they offer a dynamic discussion exploring the updated Cancer Prevention Recommendations. They will provide strategies and tools you can use to help your patients implement evidence-based recommendations and adopt cancer-protective habits.

Learning Objectives:
1. Recognize how the evolution of research on cancer risk and diet, nutrition and physical activity is exemplified in the latest AICR/WCRF global systematic evidence reviews and report.
2. Describe the strength of evidence in the latest report and identify emerging research on topics relevant to health professionals.
3. Explain what the findings and recommendations of the new AICR/WCRF report mean for how health professionals translate updated cancer prevention messages to patients and the public.
4. Apply strategies and develop messages for patient conversations that accurately address common questions and misunderstandings about diet, nutrition, weight and physical activity to reduce cancer risk as part of an overall healthy lifestyle.

Feb 27, 2020 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Nigel Brockton, PhD
Vice President of Research @American Institute for Cancer Research
Nigel Brockton, PhD, is Vice President of Research at AICR. Before joining AICR, he gained his PhD in the genetic epidemiology of colorectal cancer from The University of Aberdeen in Scotland and spent 10 years as a Cancer Researcher in Alberta, Canada, focusing primarily on the impact of lifestyle on cancer risk, progression and survival, particularly in breast, colorectal and head and neck cancers. He is a two-time cancer survivor and ardent cancer research advocate. He combines all of his passions in his role with AICR to direct the research program and encourage healthy lifestyles through diet, weight management, and physical activity throughout the cancer continuum— prevention, treatment, and survivorship.
Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND
Nutrition Advisor @American Institute for Cancer Research
Karen Collins is a registered dietitian nutritionist who focuses on translating nutrition research to help people cut through the confusion of nutrition headlines and develop realistic strategies for health. Karen serves as Nutrition Advisor to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). She has authored multiple peer-reviewed book chapters and research summaries for health professionals covering cancer prevention and its intersection with cardiometabolic health. Karen has also penned over 2,000 nutrition-related articles for the public. A Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Karen previously conducted a long-time private practice in nutrition counseling in Western New York.