2015: Tim Byers, MD, MPH

The 9th Saxon Graham Lecturer was presented by Tim Byers, MD, MPH, associate director for Cancer Prevention and Control of the University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center and associate dean for Public Health Practice at the Colorado School of Public Health.

Nutrition and Cancer: Personal Reflections on 40 Years of Slow Progress

A world renowned researcher on cancer epidemiology and prevention, Byers, MD, MPH, has published more than 320 papers
in peer-reviewed scientific journals and served on numerous committees to evaluate evidence and provide guidelines for practice. A former collaborator of Saxon Graham's in the 1980's, Byers has made significant contributions to the study of diet in cancer epidemiology. His current research includes epidemiologic and clinical studies of nutrients as protective factors in colon, breast, and lung cancer, studies of cancer treatment decision-making by patients and physicians, studies of cancer genetics, and studies and programs to promote the early detection of lung and colorectal cancer.

In his role as Director for Public Health Practice, he is also involved in development of training and programs to improve
the effectiveness of public health workers, agencies and programs.