The Intersection of Chronic Inflammation, Insulin Resistance, Obesity, and Cancer Risk

Event:
Webinar
Date:
June 3, 2021
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST

Experts discussed the interaction between chronic inflammation, insulin resistance, obesity, and cancer. They also addressed which process initiates the downward spiral toward metabolic dysregulation.

This webinar is part of the NCI Obesity & Cancer Webinar Series, which aims to foster cross-disciplinary research on obesity that can help prevent, treat, and/or control cancer.

 

 

Speakers

Matthias Blüher, M.D.

“Do inflammation and insulin resistance link obesity to cancer and other diseases?”

Professor of Obesity Medicine

Helmholtz Institute for Metabolism, Obesity and Vasculature, Munich

Faculty of Medicine

University of Leipzig, Germany

 

Marcia C. Haigis, Ph.D.

“Metabolic fitness, obesity, and cancer”

Professor

Department of Cell Biology

Harvard Medical School

 

Alison E. Ringel, Ph.D.

“Metabolic fitness, obesity, and cancer”

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Cell Biology

Harvard Medical School

 

Nathan A Berger, M.D.

“Chronic inflammation contributions to the obesity-cancer connection”

Hanna-Payne Professor of Experimental Medicine

Distinguished University Professor

Director, Center for Science, Health and Society

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

 

Moderators

Dr. Edward Sauter

NCI Division of Cancer Prevention

 

Dr. Sharon Ross

NCI Division of Cancer Prevention

Last Updated
June 17, 2021