This Forum has been generously sponsored by The George T. Lewis Foundation.

Cancer and Aging

November 7th - 10th, 2019

Chaired By

 Steve Artandi, MD, Ph.D., Stanford University
 Marcia Haigis, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School

Important Dates

 09/07/2019 - Travel Form )
 10/07/2019 - Abstracts )

Venue Information

Geneva National Resort
1221 Geneva National Avenue, South
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

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 International : 623-516-6140

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Program Description

In human adults, cancer is inextricably linked to the aging process. The incidence of most cancers increases exponentially beginning in the fifth and sixth decades of life. Diverse aspects of human aging have been proposed to contribute to this link between aging and cancer. New molecular insights into both the causes of human aging and the causes of human cancer provide an opportunity for a critical exchange of ideas between leaders in these two fields. Many stress and nutrient signaling pathways, including mTOR, RAS/Map Kinase transduction, p53 responses, insulin/growth factors, and cellular senescence regulate healthspan and lifespan, as well as cancer. DNA mutations, damage to DNA, and alterations in chromatin are emerging as a common hallmark of both normal human aging and drive evolution of premalignant clones. Genetic analyses of centenarians and cancer-prone populations have resulted in a plethora of new information relevant for healthy aging and cancer prevention. We will also discuss recent findings regarding small molecule interventions, diet, and caloric intake on longevity, healthy lifespan, and tumorigenesis. This meeting will enable a highly interactive exchange focused on the emerging intersection between the aging and cancer fields.

Participant Information

Participant Institution
Cory T. Abate-Shen, PhD Columbia University
Steve Artandi, MD, PhD Stanford University
Nir Barzilai Albert Einstein College of Medicine
John Blenis Meyer Cancer Center
Anne Brunet, PhD Stanford University
Peter Campbell, PhD Wellcome Sanger Institute
Judith Campisi, PhD The Buck Institute for Research
Navdeep Chandel, PhD Northwestern University
Rafa de Cabo, PhD National Institutes of Health
Mark Febbraio Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Elaine Fuchs Rockefeller University
Marcia Haigis, PhD Harvard Medical School
Jan Karlseder, PhD The Salk Institute
Scott Lowe, PhD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Brendan D. Manning, PhD Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Raul Mostoslavsky, MD, PhD Harvard University
Daniel Promislow, PhD University of Washington
Karen Vousden, PhD The Francis Crick Institute

Scholars Attending

Scholar Institution
Issam Ben-Sahra Northwestern University
Takahiro Ito, PhD Broad Institute
Mitchell Machiela, ScD, MPH National Cancer Institute
Elma Zanganjor, PhD Harvard Medical School

Airport Information

Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) is the preferred airport as it is only 45 minutes from the meeting location.

  • Arrivals - Thursday at 1 PM, 3 PM and 5 PM
  • Departures - Sunday at 10 AM and 12 PM

Chicago's O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 1 1/2 hours from the meeting location without traffic. The Foundation can only accommodate 1 pick up per day at O'Hare. If you absolutely must fly into O'Hare (ie: International Flights) the Foundation will have the following pick up times at O'Hare:

  • Arrivals - Thursday at 3 PM
  • Departures - Sunday at 10 AM

Any other arrival times at Chicago's O'Hare airport must be arranged and paid for by the individual. You are welcome to arrive on Wednesday.


The abstracts should be only one or two paragraphs outlining the theme of your presentation and should reflect the objective and spirit of the meeting (see above). Abstracts will be circulated about one week before the meeting. The meeting organizer will start requesting them a month before the meeting.

This Forum has been generously sponsored by The George T. Lewis Foundation.