Perspectives on Cancer and Aging
Cancer and cancer treatment accelerate fundamental aging processes. Interventions targeting fundamental aging processes may improve the health of cancer patients and survivors. However, key knowledge gaps remain. In this webinar, Dr. Mina Sedrak will discuss the opportunities and challenges of harnessing fundamental aging processes to improve cancer therapeutics and reduce the burden of accelerated aging in cancer patients and survivors. Dr. George Kuchel will highlight how an approach pioneered at the Older Americans Independence “Pepper” Center at UConn (P30AG067988) called Precision Gerontology can help improve patient-centered outcomes by guiding the development and implementation of interventions targeting the biology and heterogeneity of aging.
This webinar is part of the Perspectives on Cancer and Aging: The Arti Hurria Memorial Webinar Series. It is co-hosted by the NCI Behavioral Research Program and Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program.
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Associate Professor, Medical Oncology,
Deputy Director, Center for Cancer & Aging,
City of Hope
Professor and Travelers Chair in Geriatrics and Gerontology,
Director, UConn Center on Aging, University of Connecticut,
Director, UConn Older Americans Independence (Pepper) Center
Program Director, Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch,
NCI Behavioral Research Program
Program Director, Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch,
NCI Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program