Not So Sweet: The Hidden Cancer Risk of Sugar and Inflammation
Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Host the 36th Annual Women’s Health Symposium Luncheon
Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian hosted the 36th annual Women’s Health Symposium luncheon, benefitting the Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center on Monday, October 22. The symposium, chaired by Joan Weill and Dr. Orli Etingin, director of the center, was titled
“Not So Sweet: The Hidden Cancer Risk of Sugar and Inflammation.” The event drew more than 300 attendees and was held at the Citigroup Executive Conference Center.
Renowned cancer experts Dr. Lewis Cantley, Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian; and Dr. Andrew Dannenberg, Associate Director of Cancer Prevention at the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian, presented new insights into their groundbreaking studies exploring the connection between cancer and the consumption of sugar, cancer metabolism and inflamed fat. They also discussed these discoveries and potential new strategies to reduce the risk of cancer and improve outcomes.
As cancer research expands, investigators are discovering critical links between the disease and other health concerns, such as type 2 diabetes. Excess body fat as well as high glucose and insulin levels have been associated with both an increased risk of several types of cancer and diabetes.
Dr. Etingin joined Drs. Cantley and Dannenberg for a Q-and-A with the audience following the presentation.
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