Aflatoxin: An Old Carcinogen Teaches Us New Tricks

Speaker

Portrait of John D. Groopman, PhDJohn D. Groopman, PhD
Anna M. Baetjer Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Associate Director for Population Sciences
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD


Objectives

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Learn about the historic role that the dietary carcinogen aflatoxin has played in human liver cancer;
  • Outline how mechanistic studies of aflatoxin has helped establish a paradigm for chemoprevention in high risk populations; and
  • Project the emerging role of this agent in fatty liver disease and emerging data on liver cancer in Central America.

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