Cancer Prevention Through Immuno- modulation: Does Diet Play a Role?
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
12:00 – 1:30 pm EDT
Scientists are increasingly harnessing the power of the immune system to prevent cancer. Nutrition provides an opportunity for a generalized immune activation and reduction of cancer risk in certain populations. Research on several foods and bioactive food components as immunologic modulators is showing promising results.
We invite clinicians and researchers to join us for this free webinar offered by the Nutritional Science Research Group, NCI's Frontiers in Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Series. The experts will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the scientific data as it relates to mushrooms and soy isoflavones in immune response as a mechanism for cancer prevention.
- Gabriela Riscuta, MD, CNS
Nutritional Science Research Group
Division of Cancer Prevention
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD, USA
Dietary Modulation of the Immune Response: Does It Play a Role in Cancer Prevention?
Simin Nikbin Meydani, DVM, PhD
Senior Scientist and Director, Nutritional Immunology Laboratory
Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
Boston, MA, USA
Mushroom Beta Glucans and Cancer Prevention
Susanna Cunningham-Rundles, PhD
Professor of Immunology in Pediatrics & Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
Director, Weill-Cornell Cellular Immunology Laboratory
New York, NY, USA
Soy Isoflavones and Cancer Prevention through Immune Modulation
Leena Hilakivi-Clarke, PhD
Professor of Oncology
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Washington, DC, USA
Continuing Education Credits
Continuing Education Credits have been approved for registered dietitians who participate in this live webinar. See the Continuing Education page for more information.
- Understand and discuss the key immune responses to food and bioactive food components involved in cancer prevention.
Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of data as it relates to the role of mushrooms in cancer prevention.
Evaluate the strength and weaknesses of data as it relates to the role of soy and soy isoflavones in cancer prevention.
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