Body Composition and Cancer Outcomes Research Webinar Series

The purpose of the Body Composition and Cancer Outcomes Research webinar series is to provide an opportunity for researchers and other interested individuals to share lessons learned, new methodologies, and new research integrating measures of body composition in cancer epidemiology research. This series is hosted by the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program.

All interested individuals are invited to participate, however pre-registration is required. Each presentation will be about 30-40 minutes in length to allow for 20-30 minutes of discussion. Instructions for connecting to the webinars will be sent via e-mail to individuals who register.

Upcoming Topics and Speakers

Dec 17 2020

Automating Body Composition from Routinely Acquired CT images-towards 3D measurements

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Mirza Faisal Beg, Ph.D., P.EngExternal Web Site Policy
Simon Fraser University

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Jan 14 2021

TBD

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Helena Furberg-Barnes, MSPH, Ph.D.External Web Site Policy
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Feb 11 2021

Body Composition and Treatment-Related Toxicities

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Michael Sawyer, M.D.External Web Site Policy
University of Alberta

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Mar 11 2021

Defining and Managing Cachexia at the Individual Level

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Marcus DaSilva Goncalves, M.D., Ph.D.External Web Site Policy
Weill Cornell Medical College

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Apr 15 2021

TBD

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Elizabeth Cespedes Feliciano, ScD, MScExternal Web Site Policy
Kaiser Permanente Northern California

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Past Topics and Speakers

2020

Nov 12 2020

Sarcopenia and Cancer Survival: Findings, Gaps, and Future Research

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Bette J. Caan, Dr.P.H.External Web Site Policy
Senior Research Scientist and Nutritional Epidemiologist
Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Division of Research

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Dr. Caan presented an overview of the work to date on sarcopenia (loss of skeletal muscle mass and/or function) and cancer outcomes. She discussed methodological challenges and existing research gaps and identify future directions.

Sarcopenia and Cancer Survival: Findings, Gaps, and Future Research

Previous Body Composition and Cancer Webinar Series

A previous series of webinars, hosted by Dr. Bette Caan of Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research, was held from 2018-2020.

Contact Us

We welcome questions about individual webinars or the series.

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