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Friday, April 24 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cancer Prevention: From Environmental and Behavioral Factors to Physiological Pathways

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Join cancer prevention experts as they discuss how environmental and behavioral factors can significantly increase cancer risk. You’ll follow the physiological pathways from aberrant cell formation that is normally detected and eliminated by the immune system to cancer formation. Examine how the environment and individual behaviors contribute to altering our endogenous protective mechanisms and explore strategies for cancer prevention based on these modifiable factors.   

Objectives

  1. Explain various germline, behavioral, and environmental factors that increase an individual’s risk for cancer.
  2. Describe some of the key molecular, molecular pathway, and cellular aberrations that underlie cancer development and progression.
  3. Illustrate the process of cancer development from germline, behavioral, and environmental perspectives to aide in the development, enhancement, or implementation of educational tools to benefit patients and families in clinical practice.
  4. Discuss and apply current evidence-based guidelines applicable to patients and the general population that promote the adoption and maintenance of healthy lifestyles, use of cancer-preventive vaccines and preventive agents, as well as screening services to reduce cancer risks.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne M. Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN®, APNG

Suzanne M. Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN®, APNG

Professor, Saint Louis University
I have run the Hereditary Cancer Program at Saint Louis University Cancer Center since 1999. I have a joint appointment in the School of Medicine and School of Nursing. My interests are in cancer prevention, early detection, and hereditary cancer syndromes



Friday April 24, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
224AB 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819