Jill Hamilton-Reeves, lab director, stands with 3 of her students in front of the 2015 Warrior Combine event banner.The students and staff of the EDGE lab team with lab director Jill Hamilton-Reeves, second from right.Jill Hamilton-Reeves (third from left) with the others selected to attend the SWOG training course.Faculty of KU Department of Dietetics and Nutrition standing in front of the NHANES Mobile Examination Center with EDGE lab students.

EDGE team at Warrior Combine

Lab members volunteered at the Warrior Combine, an event inspired by the annual NFL Scouting Combine, to promote men's fitness and health. Proceeds for prostate cancer research. Photo gallery

Student Opportunities

By obtaining clinical and translational research experience in the EDGE lab, students are prepared for employment and research positions after graduation. See what students are doing in the lab

Lab director selected for training course

Jill Hamilton-Reeves among only 6 chosen nationally to intensively train in the SWOG system for young investigators in protocol development, maintenance, and administration. The group's goal is to develop experts to quickly and efficiently develop priority cancer studies. Learn more

Tour of mobile exam center

Faculty of KU Department of Dietetics and Nutrition toured the NHANES Mobile Examination Center with EDGE lab students during a visit to Johnson County, Kan.

Exercise, Diet, Genitourinary, & Endocrinology (EDGE) Research Laboratory

Jill Hamilton-Reeves photo

Lab Director

Jill Hamilton-Reeves, PhD, RD, CSO
Associate Professor

KU Department of Dietetics and Nutrition

The Exercise, Diet, Genitourinary, & Endocrinology (EDGE) Research Laboratory conducts innovative research in areas impacting community health. The vision of the EDGE lab is to use diet and physical activity to give patients a competitive EDGE when they are fighting cancer.

Current Research Projects

The EDGE lab is actively engaged in multiple significant research projects and aims to create discoveries to help the health of our community. Scientists are working to better understand the immune response to radical cystectomy surgery in bladder cancer patients. The EDGE lab is also exploring the influence of energy balance on prostate cancer progression.

Last modified: Oct 31, 2015

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Research from a team led by KU's Jill Hamilton-Reeves suggests specialized immunonutrition may benefit radical cystectomy patients. Her work is noted in a report published online ahead of print in European Urology.

In December, Jill Hamilton-Reeves will be attending the eighth annual Cachexia Conference, in Paris. She will be presenting outcomes from her bladder cancer research project during the event hosted by the Society on Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders.

Jill Hamilton-Reeves received a special invitation to present preliminary results from a randomized controlled trial in bladder cancer surgery in the Hot Topics Session at Clinical Nutrition Week, February 2015, in Long Beach, Calif.

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EDGE lab team with director Jill Hamilton-Reeves

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