Cancer Education and Career Development Program 2008-2013


The program objectives are to:

  • Provide fellows with an understanding of the biological, social, and policy issues relevant to cancer control and prevention.
  • Provide fellows with a common vocabulary, understood by investigators in clinical, basic, behavioral, and population science through our core curriculum.
  • Help fellows acquire an in-depth and more complex understanding of a specific area of cancer control and prevention research through participation as a member of a multidisciplinary research team.
  • Help fellows develop competency in research methods and design to enable development of an independent yet multidisciplinary research proposal.
  • Encourage professional development and experience (grant writing, paper writing, giving and reviewing presentations, and training in the responsible conduct of research).

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Cancer Education and Career Development Program
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National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (Grant No. 2R25CA057699)


Melinda Stolley, PhD

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About this grant

Richard Warnecke, PhD, directed this training program until April 2009. This training program has been continuously funded by NCI since 1992.

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Batai K, Babrowski KB, Arroyo JP, Kusimba CM, Williams SR. Mitochondrial DNA diversity in two ethnic groups in southeastern Kenya: perspectives from the northeastern periphery of the Bantu expansion. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2013 Mar;150(3):482-91.

Mason C, Xiao L, Imayama I, Duggan CR, Foster-Schubert KE, Kong A, Campbell KL, Wang CY, Villasenor A, Neuhouser ML, Alfano CM, Blackburn GL, McTiernan A. Influence of diet, exercise, and serum vitamin d on sarcopenia in postmenopausal women. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013 Apr;45(4):607-14.

Kong A, Odoms-Young AM, Schiffer LA, Berbaum ML, Porter SJ, Blumstein L, Fitzgibbon ML. Racial/ethnic differences in dietary intake among WIC families prior to food package revisions. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2013 Jan-Feb;45(1):39-46. [See abstract.]

Mason C, Foster-Schubert KE, Imayama I, Xiao L, Kong A, Campbell KL, Duggan CR, Wang CY, Alfano CM, Ulrich CM, Blackburn GL, McTiernan A. History of weight cycling does not impede future weight loss or metabolic improvements in postmenopausal women. Metabolism. 2013 Jan;62(1):127-36.

Tussing-Humphreys LM, Fitzgibbon ML, Kong A, Odoms-Young A. Weight loss maintenance in African American women: a systematic review of the behavioral lifestyle intervention literature. J Obes. 2013;2013:437369. [See abstract.]

Sheean PM, Hoskins K, Stolley M. Body composition changes in females treated for breast cancer: a review of the evidence. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Oct;135(3):663-680. [See abstract.]

Matthews AK, Tejeda S, Johnson TP, Berbaum ML, Manfredi C. Correlates of quality of life among African American and white cancer survivors. Cancer Nurs. 2012 Sep-Oct;35(5):355-364.

Kong A, Beresford SAA, Alfano CM, Foster-Schubert KE,  Neuhouser ML, Johnson DB, et al. Self-monitoring and eating-related behaviors associated with 12-month weight loss among postmenopausal overweight-to-obese women in a dietary weight loss intervention. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 Sep;112(9):1428-1435. [See abstract.]

Kong A, Beresford SA, Alfano CM, Foster-Schubert KE, Neuhouser ML, Johnson DB, Duggan C, Wang CY, Xiao L, Jeffery RW, Bain CE, McTiernan A. Self-monitoring and eating-related behaviors are associated with 12-month weight loss in postmenopausal overweight-to-obese women. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 Sep;112(9):1428-35. [See abstract.]

Campbell KL, Foster-Schubert KE, Alfano CM, Wang C, Wang CY, Duggan CR, Mason C, Imayama I, Kong A, et al. Reduced-calorie dietary weight Loss, exercise, and sex hormones in postmenopausal women: randomized controlled trial. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Jul 1;30(19):2314-26. [See abstract.]

Sheean PM, Peterson SJ, Zhao WH, Gurka DP, Braunschweig CA. Intensive medical nutrition therapy: methods to improve nutrition provision in the critical care setting. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 Jul;112(7):1073-1079. [See abstract.]

Fitzgibbon ML, Stolley MR, Schiffer L, Kong A, Braunschweig CL, Gomez-Perez SL, Odoms-Young A, Van Horn L, Kaufer Christoffel K, Dyer AR. Family-Based Hip-Hop to Health: Outcome Results. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 May 29. [See abstract.]

Fitzgibbon ML, Tussing-Humphreys LM, Porter JS, Martin IK, Odoms-Young A, Sharp LK. Weight loss and African-American women: a systematic review of the behavioural weight loss intervention literature. Obes Rev. 2012 Mar;13(3):193-213. [See abstract.]

Tussing-Humphreys L, Pusatcioglu C, Nemeth E, Braunschweig C. Rethinking iron regulation and assessment in iron deficiency, anemia of chronic disease, and obesity: introducing hepcidin. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 Mar;112(3):391-400.

Mason C, Foster-Schubert KE, Xiao L, Imayama I, Kong  A, Xiao L, et al. Independent and combined effects of dietary weight loss and exercise on insulin resistance in sedentary, overweight post-menopausal women: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Prev Med. 2011;41(4):366-375.

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Imayama I, Alfano CM, Kong A, Foster-Schubert KE, Bain CE, Xiao L, et al. Dietary weight loss and exercise interventions effects on quality of life in overweight/obese postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled trial. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2011 Oct 25; 8:118.

Pusatcioglu CK, Braunschweig C. Moving beyond diet and colorectal cancer. J Am Diet Assoc. 2011 Oct;111(10):1476-1478.

Mason C, Xiao L, Imayama I, Duggan CR, Bain C, Foster-Schubert KE, Kong A, et al. Effects of weight loss on serum vitamin D in postmenopausal women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Jul; 94(1):95-103.

Tejeda S, Thompson B, Coronado GD, Martin DP. Barriers and facilitators related to mammography use among lower educated Mexican women in the USA. Soc Sci Med. 2009 Mar;68(5):832-839.