NCI grantee presentations from the NOSI on the Intersection of Tobacco and Alcohol in Cancer Control, Part 1

Event Type:
Webinar
Date:
October 13, 2022
Time:
4:00 - 5:00 PM ET

Event Series

Alcohol and Cancer

Tobacco and alcohol are estimated to cause approximately 29% and 5.5% of cancer deaths in the United States (US), respectively, and the two behaviors can synergistically impact the risk of cancers in the aero-digestive tract. Tobacco and alcohol use are related in several ways; for example, current and former tobacco use is a significant predictor of binge drinking, cigarette smoking risk increases in a dose-dependent fashion as alcohol use increases, and alcohol can serve as a contextual and/or disinhibitory trigger for daily or occasional smoking, leading to lower quit rates and higher rates of relapse. In order to set the stage for future work on a number of research topics concerning co-use of alcohol and tobacco as targets for cancer control, NCI published a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) on this topic in 2020.

This is the first of two webinars to highlight work from grantees who received supplemental funds through this NOSI with the aim of increasing awareness and promoting interest in the research area on the intersection of tobacco and alcohol. These events are part of the NCI Alcohol and Cancer webinar series highlighting the current understanding of and issues in the relationship between alcohol use and cancer control.

Reasonable Accommodations
Closed captioning will be available to all participants. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact ncidccpsbrpadvances@mail.nih.gov. Requests should be made at least five business days in advance of the event.

Speakers

Sung-shim (Lani) Park, Ph.D.

University of Hawai’i Cancer Center

Leah Ranney, Ph.D., M.A.

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Moderators

Carolyn Reyes-Guzman, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Program Director, Tobacco Control Research Branch,
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences,
National Cancer Institute

Maria Roditis, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Program Director, Tobacco Control Research Branch,
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences,
National Cancer Institute

Last Updated
September 22, 2022