Cancer Prevention Research

A conversation with Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD, researcher with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and advisor to the AICR

By Natural Medicine Journal

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In this interview, Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD, discusses the ongoing program with the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) that analyzes research associated with diet and lifestyle efforts to reduce cancer risk. Known as the Continuous Update Project (CUP), findings from this effort are used to form AICR's expert cancer prevention recommendations. McTiernan will also discuss her present research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Washington.

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Approximate listening time: 24 minutes

About the Expert

Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD

Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD, is a full member at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, and research professor at the University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Public Health.  Her research focuses on exercise, diet, obesity, and risk for cancer development and prognosis. She served on the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committees and the AICR/World Cancer Research Fund expert panels. She has published more than 400 scientific manuscripts and is lead author of the book Breast Fitness (St. Martin’s Press). McTiernan’s memoir is Starved: A Nutrition Doctor’s Journey from Empty to Full (Central Recovery Press). For more information about the AICR, visit aicr.org. For more information about McTiernan, visit annemctiernan.com.

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Natural Medicine Journal is an electronic peer-reviewed journal and open access website dedicated to the field of integrative medicine.