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Cancer Prevention and Control Program Research Retreat

Friday, March 16, 2018  • Noon to 5 pm 
Hilton Garden Inn, Stony Brook  

Join us on March 16, from 12 - 5 pm, for the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Retreat to learn more about the exciting research and research opportunities at Stony Brook University Cancer Center. 

For this event, we have invited Dr. Cynthia Thomson, Program Leader for Cancer Prevention and Control from the Arizona Cancer Center and member of the Stony Brook Cancer Center’s External Advisory Board to present on the research and community engagement components of NCI-designated Cancer Prevention and Control Programs. She is an internationally recognized Nutritional Scientist with expertise in diet and physical activity interventions for primary and secondary prevention of breast cancer. 

The retreat will include presentations from ongoing research activities at Stony Brook that span the continuum from cancer cause, prevention, early detection and survivorship. We strongly encourage investigators with interests in these areas to attend as we are seeking to assess our depth and breadth in population specific research related to cancer for program development and expansion. 

If you have any questions, call Lauren Cutaia at (631) 444-8067 or email: lauren.cutaia@stonybrookmedicine.edu


Noon – 1 pm Lunch and Registration
1 – 2 pm Keynote Lecture
"Understanding the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Continuum"
Cynthia A Thomson, PhD, RD
Professor, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Director, Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention & Health Promotion
Program Leader Cancer Prevention and Control, University of Arizona Cancer Center
2 – 2:20 pm Cancer Etiology
New Cancer-Related Findings in the World Trade Center Cohort
Sean Clouston PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine
2:20 – 2:40 pm Dietary Fatty Acids, Shingolipids, and Colitis-Associated Cancer
Songhwa Choi
Graduate Student in Molecular and Cellular Biology (Mentor: Ashley Snider, PhD)
2:40 – 3 pm Break
3 – 3:20 pm Supportive Care  
GI Updates in Cancer Outcomes and Palliative Care
George Georgatkis, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
3:20 - 3:40 pm Treatment Associated Morbidity
Chemobrain: Neuroinflammation of Vascular Insult?
Jules Cohen, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine 
3:40 – 4 pm Prevention
Circulating Biomarkers to Inform Use of Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Cancer Prevention
Patricia Thompson, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology
4 – 4:20 pm Racial Differences in Tobacco Products Use and Reliability in Sources of Tobacco Health Information
Hector Alcala, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine
4:20 - 5 pm Wrap-up Session and Group Discussion
Collaborative Research Opportunities