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The Microbiome and Cancer

Sunday April 22, 2018

3:30 pm - 6:00 pm Eastern Time (ET)

Room 15A


Chair :

Mary-Ann Bjornsti
University of Alabama-Birmingham

Hyunyoung Jeong
University of Illinois

The microbiome - the distinct populations of microbes that inhabit various surfaces and microenvironments in and on the human body- has increasingly been implicated as a determinant of human health. In the context of cancer, the composition and characteristics of the microbiome are being shown to directly impact the pathogenesis of cancer, anti-tumor immunity and therapeutic response. The objectives of this symposium is to explore the host-tumor-microbiota interactions and underlying mechanisms that drive these processes, and how the microbiome can be manipulated to improve patient health and survival.


Rob Knight - University of California, San Diego

The Role of the Microbiota in Public Health

Susan Eardman - MIT

Postnatal Microbial Strategies Inhibit Cancer Later in Life

Julia Drewes - Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Carcinogenic Potential of Bacterial Biofilms

Akinyemi Ojesina - University of Alabama at Birmingham

Investigating Microbial Influences in Cancer