Elizabeth Eakin 2014 World Cancer Congress

Elizabeth Eakin

Elizabeth Eakin is Head of the Division of Disease Prevention and Control and Director of the Cancer Prevention Research Centre in the School of Public Health at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. For the past 12 years, she has been the recipient of research fellowship funding from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. She is a behavioural scientist with extensive experience in the conduct of randomised controlled trials of interventions to promote healthy lifestyles among cancer survivors, particularly targeting physical activity, healthy eating and modest weight loss. Her research program is focussed on evidence translation, and as such, she has built relationships with cancer control partners, including clinicians and state and federal government and non-government organisations across Australia. In her presentation, she will be discussing her most recent translational trial, Healthy Living after Cancer, involving collaboration with four Australian state-based Cancer Councils, with the emphasis on translating evidence for physical activity and weight control in cancer survivors into practice at the community level.

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