Hutchinson Center to Help Lead and Coordinate Major Initiative to Study Link Between Obesity and Cancer


Project 2 will test the effect of various interventions — from moderate calorie restriction to physical activity to a combination of the two — on biomarkers of cancer development in rodents. Such biological signposts could include high glucose levels, markers of inflammation or oxidative damage, or changes in the expression of certain proteins or genes. Henry J. Thompson, Ph.D., director of the Cancer Prevention Laboratory at Colorado State University, will lead this project in collaboration with other CSU investigators.