Utilizing Unique Resources to Study Cancer and Aging

Event Type:
March 4, 2024
1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Event Series

Perspectives on Cancer and Aging

Many existing data sources may help to fill gaps in knowledge related to cancer and aging, but the value in leveraging these data may not be obvious. In this webinar, two invited experts will present findings from their work addressing cancer and aging questions utilizing datasets from studies originally designed for other purposes. Dr. Anna Prizment will present on her work examining the associations between proteomic aging clocks (PACs) and cancer-specific PACs on cancer risk and outcomes in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study, a study initially developed to identify risk factors for atherosclerosis in the general population. Dr. Ashly Westrick will present results from an analysis of the effect of cancer treatment on cognition using data from the Health and Retirement Survey (HRS) – Medicare-linked dataset. The HRS was originally designed to facilitate understanding of the relationship between medical history and financial status and to examine how use of healthcare may change as people 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.

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.


Anna Prizment, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Anna Prizment, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor,

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology,

University of Minnesota


Ashly Westrick, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Ashly Westrick, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Research Investigator,

University of Michigan School of Public Health

Last Updated
February 08, 2024