Aging and Cancer: A Complex Relationship

An expert panel will discuss how aging affects cancer risk, development, and treatment practices.

The Scientist Creative Services Team
Aug 11, 2021

FREE Symposium

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
1:00 - 4:00 PM, Eastern Time

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Aging is clearly linked to cancer, as researchers have shown that biological age impacts not only cancer risk and pathogenesis, but also patient responses to treatment and quality of life. However, older patients and models that mimic older individuals remain under-represented in cancer research, which creates problems when translating laboratory findings to the clinic and developing treatment regimens optimized for older patients.

In this virtual symposium, brought to you by The Scientist, an expert panel will look at how aging influences cancer risk, alters treatment efficacy, and shapes future strategies for intervention and care.

Symposium program

1:05 PM – A brief message from IsoPlexis

1:15 PM – Aging and cancer – the inexorable link
James DeGregori, PhD

1:45 PM – Understanding treatment tolerability in older patients with advanced cancer
Supriya G. Mohile, MD, MS

2:15 PM – The aging microbiome and response to immunotherapy: considerations for the treatment of older adults with cancer
Daniel J. Spakowicz, PhD, MS

2:45 PM - Assessing the impact of age on cancer treatment decisions using real world data
David Dawe, MD, BASc, MSc, FRCPC

3:15 - 4:00 PM - Open panel Q&A session
Nathan Ni from The Scientist's Creative Services Team will be joined by the entire panel in an open question and answer session where presenters will address questions posed by the audience.

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Meet the speakers:

James DeGregori, PhD
Courtenay C. and Lucy Patten Davis Endowed Chair in Lung Cancer Research
Deputy Director, University of Colorado Cancer Center
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Supriya G. Mohile, MD, MS.
Philip and Marilyn Wehrheim Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, Cancer Prevention and Control Program
Director, Geriatric Oncology Research Group
James Wilmot Cancer Institute
University of Rochester Medical Center
                                 Co-Lead Cancer and Aging Research Group

Daniel J. Spakowicz, PhD, MS
Research Assistant Professor
Division of Medical Oncology
The Ohio State University Medical Center

David Dawe, MD, BASc, MSc, FRCPC
Medical Oncologist, CancerCare Manitoba
Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba
Affiliate Scientist, CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute

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