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Energy Balance Journal Club - Could Fasting while Receiving Chemotherapy be Beneficial?

Energy Balance Journal Club - Could Fasting while Receiving Chemotherapy be Beneficial?

 

Could Fasting while Receiving Chemotherapy be Beneficial?
 
Facilitated by Michaela Onstad, MD, MPH & Kristina Stemler, PhD
 
Friday, July 18, 2014
12:00 – 1:00pm
FCT 3 Room 1 & 8
Lunch provided to the first 25 attendees

 

Articles include:
 
·         Raffaghello L, et al. (2008). Starvation-dependent differential stress resistance protects normal but not cancer cells against high-dose chemotherapy.
·         Safdie FM, et al. (2009). Fasting and cancer treatment in humans: A case series report.

 

The Center for Energy Balance in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship’s monthly trans-disciplinary journal club aims to bring researchers from multiple disciplines together to examine different energy balance-related topics.
 
Center for Energy Balance in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship is directed by Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., M.P.H

Date: 7/18/14, 12pm to 1pm
Time: 7/18/14, 12pm to 1pm
Location: Pickens Academic Tower, Floor 3, Room 1 (FCT3.4167)
Format: All Employee Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Onstad & Dr. Stemler
Speaker Bio: Michaela Onstad MD, MPH, Fellow in Gynecologic Oncology. Michaela is a second year fellow in gynecologic oncology who is currently dedicating her time to research in the laboratory under the guidance of Karen Lu, MD. She has developed an interest in energy balance related to women’s cancers, and is primarily involved in research projects exploring the effects of exercise on gynecologic malignancies. Kristina Stemler PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in Cancer Biology. Kristina is a first year postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Helen Piwnica-Worms PhD, where her focus is on dissecting how to protect the gastrointestinal tract during chemotherapy using dietary and pharmacological interventions in mouse models.
Sponsor: Center for Energy Balance in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship
Contact: Nazim Ali - (713) 792-2431 - nnali@mdanderson.org
Attachments:
  EB Jo Club 7.18.14 Flier.pdf (PDF, 387 KB)
  Raffaghello Differential Stress Resistance.pdf (PDF, 1.6 MB)
  Safdie Case Series.pdf (PDF, 1.5 MB)