Cancer and Aging Symposium

Dr. Norman E. Sharpless, Director, National Cancer Institute

Understanding the interplay between cancer and aging: Biology and function

Keynote Speaker: Norman E. Sharpless, M.D., Director, National Cancer Institute

The symposium will feature a keynote address by Dr. Sharpless and presentations by other local and national investigators, including: Supriya Mohile, Ross Levine, Sheila Stewart, Janko Nicolich-Žugich, Jason Bielas, Jonathan Wanagat, Marcos DaSilva Goncalves and Andrea LaCroix.

You are invited to attend a three-day symposium entitled "Understanding the interplay between cancer and aging: Biology and function" co-hosted by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Life and Longevity After Cancer (LILAC): the Women’s Health Initiative Cancer Survivor Cohort Study.

The impetus for this symposium comes from the renewal of LILAC. With assistance from the late Dr. Arti Hurria, the goal of LILAC is to use the cohort of cancer survivors (currently 73–100+ years of age) and the larger WHI cohort to address biological and clinical questions associated with cancer and aging, including accelerated aging and resilience. The goal of this workshop is to catalyze new research and collaborations on this pressing topic.

This symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to noon (PST) each day, February 22-24; and is open to researchers at Fred Hutch and University of Washington as well as LILAC collaborators and Women’s Health Initiative Investigators.

Please contact LeaEllen Ren at lren@fredhutch.org to RSVP and receive a link to the event.  

Date:
Monday-Wednesday, February 22-24, 2021
Start Time:
9 a.m. PST
Host or Sponsor:
Fred Hutch and Life and Longevity After Cancer (LILAC): the Women’s Health Initiative Cancer Survivor Cohort Study
Location:
Virtual
Cost:

Free

Contact Information:

Cancer & Aging Symposium Agenda

Meet Our Speakers

Jason Bielas, Ph.D.

Jason Bielas, Ph.D.

Professor, Public Health Sciences and Human Biology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Marcus DaSilva Goncalves, M.D., Ph.D.

Marcus DaSilva Goncalves, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Attending Physician, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Andrea LaCroix, Ph.D.

Andrea LaCroix, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor and Chief of Epidemiology; Director, Women's Health Center of Excellence, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, UC San Diego
Ross Levine, M.D.

Ross Levine, M.D.

Laurence Joseph Dineen Chair in Leukemia Research; Chief, Molecular Cancer Medicine Service, HOPP, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Janko Nicolich-Žugich, M.D., Ph.D.

Janko Nicolich-Žugich, M.D., Ph.D.

Department Head and Professor, Immunobiology, The University of Arizona Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Tucson
Co-Director, Arizona Center on Aging
Sypriya Mohile, M.D., M.S.

Sypriya Mohile, M.D., M.S.

Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center
Sheila Stewart, Ph.D.

Sheila Stewart, Ph.D.

Professor, Cell biology and Physiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. louis
Jonathan Wanagat, M.D., Ph.D.

Jonathan Wanagat, M.D., Ph.D.

Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, Medicine, UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine
Last Modified, February 18, 2021