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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention
 

Human Telomeres Genetics, Evolution and the Cancer-Atherosclerosis Trade-off - Dr. Abraham Aviv

August 8, 2019 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

NCI Shady Grove TE 110 Rockville, MD

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DCEG Seminar

Speaker

Abraham Aviv, M.D., Director,
Department of Pediatrics,
The Center of Human Development and Aging
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Main Points

• Mammalian telomere length/telomerase evolution
• Human telomere length and the cancer-atherosclerosis trade-off
• The biological meaning of leukocyte telomere length (LTL)
• Why is LTL shorter in whites of European ancestry than in African Americans?
• LTL in sub-Saharan Africans
• Ramifications (different propensities of African Americans and whites to cancer and atherosclerosis)

 

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