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Immunonutrition - Enhancing Tumoricidal Cell Activity

Agenda

Wednesday, March 23, 2005
TimeTopicSpeaker
7:45 - 8:15 amContinental Breakfast and Registration
8:15 - 8:20 amPurpose of the WorkshopSusan Percival, Nutritional Science Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP), National Cancer Institute (NCI)
8:20 - 8:25 amWelcomePeter Greenwald, DCP, NCI
8:25 - 8:30 amWelcomeJohn Milner, NRSG, DCP, NCI
8:30 - 9:10 amHow Compelling Are the Data Regarding Nutritional Influences on Our Immunity? M Eric Gershwin, University of California, Davis
9:10 - 9:20 amDiscussion Moderator: Susan Percival, NRS, DCP, NCI
Session 1: Role of Immunocompetence in Cancer
9:20 - 9:50 amBiology of γδT Cells: What Is the Relationship Between γδT Cells and Cancer? Will an Increased Number and/or Function of γδT Cells Result in Lower Cancer Incidence? Wendy Havran, The Scripps Research Institute
9:55 - 10:25 amBiology of NK Cells: What Is the Relationship Between NK Cells and Cancer? Will an Increased Number and/or Function of NK Cells Result in Lower Cancer Resistance? Stephen Anderson, NCI at Frederick
10:25 - 10:35 amDiscussion Moderator: Kevin Fritsche, University of Missouri, Columbia
10:35 - 10:45 amBreak
Session 2: Models of Dietary Factors, Immunity, and Cancer
10:45 - 11:15 amIs the Increase in γδT Cell Priming by Dietary Alkylamines Sufficient to Prevent Cancer? What Other Components of the Diet Prime γδT Cells? Jack Bukowski, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
11:15 - 11:45 amHow Can We Best Show Directly That Immunity Influenced by Diet Modifies Cancer?Homer Black, Baylor College of Medicine
11:45 - 11:55 amDiscussionModerator: Simin Meydani, Tufts University
12:00 noon - 1:00 pmLunch
Session 3: Dietary Modifiers of Tumoricidal Immunity Each speaker will be asked to answer the following questions for his or her particular nutrient area: Which nutritional interventions appear to be most promising to improve immunosurveillance? What is the range of effective intake? Are there key immunologic nutrients or bioactive food components?
1:05 - 1:25 pmHow Are Dietary Signals (Probiotics and Prebiotics) Processed by GI Cells To Effect Measurable Changes in Immune Parameters Systemically?Norman Hord, Michigan State University
1:25 - 1:45 pmAre Omega-3 Fatty Acids Effective in Enhancing Tumoricidal Cell Activity? Kevin Fritsche, University of Missouri, Columbia
1:45 - 2:05 pmAre Fat-Soluble Vitamins Effective in Enhancing Tumoricidal Cell Activity? Simin Meydani, Tufts University
2:05 - 2:25 pmIs Zinc Effective in Enhancing Tumoricidal Cell Activity?Susanna Cunningham-Rundles, Cornell University
2:25 pm - 2:45 pmAre Amino Acids Effective in Enhancing Tumoricidal Cell Activity?Suzanne Klimberg, University of Arkansas
2:45 - 3:15 pmDiscussionModerator: Pam Fraker, Michigan State University
3:15 - 3:30 pmSummarySusan Percival, DCP, NCI
3:30 pmAdjournment


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