2022 Virtual Cancer & Aging Symposium
February 3, 2022 1-5PM

Cancer & Aging Symposium Flyer


Rapid population aging, increasing life expectancy, and the rising incidence of cancer with age is driving a dramatic increase in the number of US individuals aged 65+ being diagnosed with cancer. This symposium will delve into current transdisciplinary research in cancer and aging, bringing together scientists and advocates from around the nation working to accelerate work in this field.

Keynote Speaker


Nancy Gillis, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Member, Cancer Epidemiology/Malignant Hematology, Moffitt Cancer Center

Nancy Gillis, PharmD



Featuring 30min presentations (45 min Keynote), and a Q&A/ Speaker Panel at the end.

Time Topic
1:00PM – 1:15PM Welcome by Dejana Braithwaite, Ph.D. & Jonathan Licht, MD
1:15PM – 1:45PM James DeGregori, Ph.D.: Aging, Somatic Evolution, and Cancer — the Inexorable Link.
1:45PM – 2:30PM KEYNOTE: Nancy Gillis, Pharm.D., Ph.D.: Title TBA
2:30PM – 2:40PM Break
2:40PM – 3:10PM Melisa Wong, M.D., M.A.S.: Expanding the Definition of Cancer Treatment Toxicity for Older Adults
3:10PM – 3:40PM Supriya Mohile, M.D.: Improving Care Delivery and Outcomes for Older Patients with Advanced Cancer and their Caregivers
3:40PM – 4:10PM Daohong Zhou, M.D.: Title TBA
4:10PM – 4:45PM Q&A and Speaker Panel
4:45PM – 5:00PM Closing Thoughts


This free virtual symposium will be held via Zoom. Please click below to register on EventBrite.

If you have questions about this symposium, please contact dbraithwaite@ufl.edu.