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Friday, April 29 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
American Association for Cancer Research/ONS Bench to Bedside: The Role of Inflammation in Cancer (and the Tumor Microenvironment)

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How is inflammation linked to cancer and why does it matter? Join this bench-to-bedside journey exploring how chronic inflammation increases the risk for cancer, contributes to adverse events during cancer therapies, and impacts treatment outcomes. The integral role of the immune system will be addressed through exploration of the influence of inflammation on the cancer microenvironment and its role in cancer metastasis. You’ll analyze how lifestyle factors and the environment contribute to chronic inflammation and discover what your patients can do about it.


  1. Describe contributors to and consequences of chronic inflammation in cancer formation, metastasis, treatment effects, and outcomes.
  2. Discuss pathways between the immune system, inflammation, and the cancer microenvironment.
  3. Educate patients on lifestyle modifications that can decrease or prevent inflammation.

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Marilyn Hammer, PhD, DC, RN

Assistant Professor, New York University

Friday April 29, 2016 4:15pm - 5:30pm CDT
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