Influence of nutrition on oncogenesis, prevention and clinical outcomes during and after treatment

5:05 pm-6:35 pm

Room: Hall 1

Programme stream(s): Living with and beyond cancer , Prevention
Programme session type(s): Parallel session

Chair: Mark Hull, University of Leeds
Chair: Stephen Hursting, University of North Carolina, USA
Speaker: Stephen Hursting, University of North Carolina, USA
Speaker: Barry Laird, Cancer Research UK, Edinburgh Centre, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
Speaker: Annie Anderson, University of Dundee
Speaker: Mark Hull, University of Leeds

Nutritional factors, notably obesity, play an important role in the initiation of molecular changes in the tumour microenvironment which lead – together with physical activity – to cancer and its spread. They are also a key factor in influencing the microbiome and how patients respond to treatment such as immunotherapy; in the experiences of survivors with sarcopenic obesity; or when approaching the end of life, with cachexia. This session will feature renowned researchers who will cover the state of the art in understanding these areas and how nutritional interventions can improve cancer outcomes. It will appeal to basic scientists, clinicians and patient representatives.

This session was organised together with the NIHR Cancer and Nutrition Collaboration.

Participants will
1.Benefit from hearing key researchers from North America and UK on recent nutritional studies and future directions
2.Learn about the role of nutritional factors in oncogenesis and how nutrition and physical activity interventions can help with prevention and better outcomes with treatment
3.Be able to use the knowledge gained to design better studies and ensure improved outcomes for patients at risk of, or living with and beyond cancer.