Toward Precision Cancer Care: Biobehavioral Contributions to the Exposome

Chicago, Illinois - October 26, 2012

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Listen to co-chair, Karen Weihs, as she invites you to attend the upcoming "Toward Precision Cancer Care"

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This program will feature exemplary science that:

  1. captures the influence of individual/intrapersonal, interpersonal, neighborhood and societal factors,
  2. explores the embedding of those factors via biological and molecular pathways across the lifecourse, and
  3. examines that embedding in the context of cancer risk, treatment, and outcome.

Although much of the science supported through the society focuses on psychological, behavioral, and social factors as "stressors" and the impact of such exposures on health outcomes, we are going to use the concept of an "exposome" as a new lens with which we hope to further our understanding of cancer and the development of clinically relevant and precise interventions.

Who should attend: anyone interested in understanding cancer risk, progression, and outcome from a biobehavioral perspective

Why should you attend: The foremost leaders in this emerging field will present and discuss their data and scholarly perspectives

Why is this meeting different from other meetings: It is focused specifically on cancer, will be intensive and interactive, with lots of time for discussion and networking with invited experts and the APS leadership.