Intersectionality of Obesity, Cancer and Basic/Translational Health Disparities Research

Event Type:
Webinar
Date:
March 11, 2021
Time:
3:00-4:30 PM EST

Webinar

Event Material

This webinar explored the intersectionality of obesity, cancer, and basic/translational research. The speakers discussed biological underpinnings of various genetic and immunological factors and their profound implications on obesity and its associated comorbidities in cancer risk prediction and survival characteristics. The interplay among various biological correlates of disparities in the obesity-inflammation-cancer linkage was described to assess its role and contribution for worse cancer outcomes and increased cancer risk seen among underrepresented minority populations. This is the second webinar in a series that focuses on the intersection of cancer, obesity and disparities within racially and ethnically diverse populations.

Speakers:

Victoria L. Seewaldt M.D.
Victoria L. Seewaldt M.D.

“Insulin and aggressive breast cancer biology – two disciplines – one Disease”

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center

Lucio Miele, M.D., Ph.D.
Lucio Miele, M.D., Ph.D.

“Obesity, diabetes and aggressive breast cancer: socioeconomics meets biology"

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center

Augusto Ochoa, M.D.
Augusto Ochoa, M.D.

“Obesity primes chronic inflammatory cells that promote cancer”

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center

Discussant:

John Carethers, M.D.
John Carethers, M.D.

University of Michigan

Moderator:

Anil Wali, Ph.D.

National Cancer Institute

Last Updated
August 12, 2021