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Nutritional Science Research Group

Frontiers in Nutrition and Cancer Prevention: Online Series

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Can Nutrition Simultaneously Affect Cancer and Aging?

Wednesday, December 04, 2013
12:00 – 1:30 pm EST

Aging is considered by some scientists to be a normal physiological process, while others believe it is a disease. Increased cancer risk in the elderly raises the question regarding the common pathways for cancer and aging. Undeniably, nutrition plays an important role in both cases and this webinar will explore whether nutrition can simultaneously affect cancer and aging.


Cancer and Aging Overview: Would Better Nutrition Help Us to Age More Slowly?

  • Gabriela Riscuta, MD, CNS
    Nutritionist, Nutritional Science Research Group
    Division of Cancer Prevention
    National Cancer Institute
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, MD, USA

Featured Presenters

  • Common Mechanisms of Cancer and Aging

    João Pedro de Magalhães, PhD
    Senior Lecturer, Functional and Comparative Genomics
    Institute of Integrative Biology
    University of Liverpool
  • Role of Telomeres in Health Span and Longevity

    María Blasco, PhD
    Director and Head of the Telomeres and Telomerase Group
    Spanish National Cancer Research Centre - CNIO
    Madrid, Spain
  • Nutrition at the Intersection of Aging and Cancer

    Stephen D. Hursting, PhD, MPH
    Professor, McKean-Love Endowed Chair of Nutritional
    Molecular and Cellular Sciences
    Department of Nutritional Sciences
    University of Texas
    Austin, TX, USA

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credits are available for physicians, registered dietitians, and registered nurses who participate in this live webinar. See the Continuing Education page for more information.


  • Identify and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the scientific evidence for common mechanisms of cancer and aging;
  • Discuss the role of telomeres in health span and longevity; and
  • Identify and discuss the gaps in knowledge and future directions of research to better understand the role of nutrition in cancer prevention and healthy aging.

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This webinar will use Microsoft Live Meeting. Click here for technical requirements.

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