• Richardson, Arlan G (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


Partial support is requested for the symposium "Aging and Cancer," which
will be held at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of
America in Chicago, Illinois. The Gerontological Society of America is the
largest scientific, gerontological society in the United States and has the
experience and expertise to conduct large scientific meetings. Therefore,
it is the logical organization to host this symposium. The symposium will
be part of the annual program of the Biological Sciences Section. The symposium will focus on the relationship between the aging process and
cancer. The symposium is divided into five sessions. The first session
focuses on the most recent advances in various areas of cancer, e.g.,
oncogenes, promotion, growth factors, etc. The next two sessions focus on
the effect of aging on various processes that are related to cancer, e.g.,
carcinogen metabolism, promotion, gene structure and function, etc. The
fourth session deals with the role of immunosurveilance system in cancer
and the effect of age on the immune system. The fifth session focuses on
clinical aspects of cancer and will be jointly sponsored by the Biological
Sciences and Clinical Sciences Sections of the Gerontological Society of
America. The participants in the symposium represent a balance of scientists with
expertise in cancer and society members with expertise in gerontological
research related to cancer. The symposium is expected to be of broad
interest to the scientific and medical communities, and a special effort to
publicize the meeting to the scientific and medical communities will be
Effective start/end date9/1/8611/30/86


  • National Institutes of Health


  • Medicine(all)


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