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Cancer, Aging, and Comorbidities Webinar Series

On January 27, 2023, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Institute on Aging (NIA) began a 7-part webinar series focused on Cancer, Aging, and Comorbidities. This webinar series aimed to facilitate the understanding of the complex roles that aging and comorbidities play in mechanisms underlying cancer response, cancer treatment, and survivorship. The speakers explored the status, challenges, and opportunities in seven selected areas of high significance to cancer research in the context of aging and comorbidities. The goal of this series was to stimulate interest in the covered topics and encourage the consideration of aging and comorbidities in cancer research.

The sessions covered the following:

January 27, 2023 | Session I
Keynote: Addressing Comorbidity in Cancer Research: New Considerations for an Older Dilemma

February 1, 2023 | Session II
Comorbidities and Cancer Clinical Trial Design

March 30, 2023 | Session III
Impact of Comorbidities on Treatment Tolerability and Patient Outcomes

April 12, 2023 | Session IV
Wearable Devices to Measure Comorbidities and Improve Cancer Treatment

May 9, 2023 | Session V
Microbiome as A Comorbidity in Cancer Therapy

June 15, 2023 | Session VI
Food as a Drug

July 14, 2023 | Session VII
Senescence, Cancer Treatment-Associated Accelerated Aging, and Comorbidities

The webinars were delivered from January 27 to July 14, 2023. Sessions lasted 60 minutes, with 40 minutes of presentations and 20 minutes of moderated discussion. The entire series was open to the public and free to attend.

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