The National Cancer Institute funds four research centers and one coordinating center as part of the Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) initiative. The TREC centers will foster collaboration among transdisciplinary teams of scientists with the goal of accelerating progress toward reducing cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality associated with obesity, low levels of physical activity, and poor diet. They also will provide training opportunities for new and established scientists who can carry out integrative research on energetics and energy balance. The TREC initiative complements NCI’s other energy balance research endeavors and efforts of the NIH Obesity Task Force.
Linda Nebeling, PhD, MPH, RD
Health Promotion Research Branch
Behavioral Research Program
The funded research centers for the NCI TREC initiative are:
The funded Coordination Center for the NCI Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer initiative is:
More information on the TREC initiative