Steve Artandi, MD, Ph.D., Stanford University
Marcia Haigis, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Geneva National Resort
1221 Geneva National Avenue, South
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Meeting #: Refer to your packet.
Hours: 8:00am – 8:00 pm EST M-F
International : 623-516-6140
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.
Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) is the preferred airport as it is only 45 minutes from the meeting location.
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:
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.
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