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AACR Special Conference: Aging and Cancer

November 17-20, 2022
Hilton San Diego Bayfront 
San Diego, California

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Conference cochairs

Steven E. Artandi, Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford, California
Joanna L. Groden, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
Eileen P. White, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Aging in and of itself is a major risk factor in the development of cancer. As cells age, the risk for genomic instability, DNA damage, inflammation, and somatic mutations increase, increasing the risk for cancerous transformation. On the other hand, some cell aging mechanisms, like senescence, may halt progression of would-be cancerous cells. However, with an aging microenvironment, cancerous mutations can be allowed to run rampant. Moreover, extrinsic factors such as stress or racial injustice, can speed the aging process, causing disproportionate rises in cancer in certain populations. All these topics and more will be covered by international experts in their respective fields. Please join the conversation, from basic science to public health. 

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poster sessions supported by


Continuing Medical Education Activity AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM available