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: Jul 11, 2016

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Jill Hamilton-Reeves has been invited to speak at the Bladder Cancer Think Tank 2016. She'll present "Improving Outcomes – Nutrition & Bladder Cancer" at the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network event in August in Denver, Colo.

Research from a team led by KU's Jill Hamilton-Reeves suggests specialized immunonutrition may benefit radical cystectomy patients. "Effects of Immunonutrition for Cystectomy on Immune Response and Infection Rates" will be published by the journal European Urology.

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EDGE lab team with director Jill Hamilton-Reeves

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