February 20 - 23, 2007
Omni San Diego Hotel
San Diego, California
Judith Campisi, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
Harvey Jay Cohen, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
William B. Ershler, Institute for Advanced Studies in Aging and Geriatric Medicine, Washington, DC
Recent breakthroughs in both cancer and aging research are beginning to elucidate how the biology of aging and the biology of cancer intersect. These breakthroughs are providing new basic insights into why the vast majority of cancers develop after the midpoint of the organismal life span, and new clinical opportunities for assessing, preventing, and treating age-related cancers. This conference explored basic biological processes that impact both cancer and aging, including the roles of oxidative damage, genetic and epigenetic alterations, and stem cells and tissue structure. The conference also explored the role of aging in cancer-promoting processes, such as inflammation and angiogenesis, and described how cancer therapies are being developed to treat cancer in the largely elderly population.
Sessions topics focused on genetic and molecular factors, epigenetics, oncogenic damage and cellular responses, stem cells, tumor microenvironment, inflammation, angiogenesis, and clinical research. In addition to the plenary sessions, poster session, and keynote presentations by Drs. Campisi and Cohen; a special session on Advancing the Aging/Cancer Research Interface in NCI Cancer Centers was presented by Dr. Rosemary Yancik of the National Institute on Aging.
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