2022 Virtual Cancer & Aging Symposium
February 3, 2022 1:30-5:00PM

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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. This symposium will feature talks by leading researchers, followed by a Q&A and Speaker Panel.


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


Featuring 25min presentations followed by a Q&A/ Speaker Panel

Time Topic
1:30PM – 1:50PM Introduction by Dejana Braithwaite, Ph.D.; Steve Anton, Ph.D.; Jonathan Licht, M.D.; and Marco Pahor, M.D.
1:50PM – 2:15PM James DeGregori, Ph.D.: Aging, Somatic Evolution, and Cancer — the Inexorable Link.
2:15PM – 2:40PM Nancy Gillis, Pharm.D., Ph.D.: Clonal Hematopoiesis and Biological Aging as Predictors of Risk for Cancer Patients
2:40PM – 3:00PM Break
3:00PM – 3:25PM Supriya Mohile, M.D.: Improving Care Delivery and Outcomes for Older Patients with Advanced Cancer and their Caregivers
3:25PM – 3:50PM Daohong Zhou, M.D.: Senescent Cells are Novel Targets for Aging and Cancer
3:50PM – 4:50PM Q&A and Panel Discussion including featured speakers, guest panelists from the NIH, and a Citizen Scientist
4:50PM – 5:00PM Closing Thoughts

Cancer & Aging Symposium Full Agenda


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

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