The Use of Biological and Digital Biomarkers in Cancer and Aging Research

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December 6, 2021
1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. ET

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Perspectives on Cancer and Aging

In this webinar, two experts described different types of biomarkers of aging being utilized to examine the effects of cancer and cancer treatment on aging trajectories – including digital biomarkers of gait and turning as well as a biological biomarker reflecting epigenetic age.

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.


Martina Mancini, Ph.D.
Martina Mancini, Ph.D.

Digital Biomarkers of Gait and Turning During Daily Life: Potential for Cancer and Aging Research

Oregon Health & Science University

Nikesha Gilmore, Ph.D.
Nikesha Gilmore, Ph.D.

Longitudinal Effects of Chemotherapy on Peripheral Blood Epigenetic Age in Patients with Breast Cancer

University of Rochester Medical Center


Jennifer Guida, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Program Director, Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch,
NCI Behavioral Research Program

Lisa Gallicchio, Ph.D.

Program Director, Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch,
NCI Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Last Updated
February 17, 2022