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
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
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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