Stopping Stress to Improve Cancer Treatment

Free Public Lecture

Stopping Stress to Improve Cancer Treatment

Lecture Theatre B, Level 7
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Parkville

305 Grattan Street

Cancer diagnosis is a difficult time that impacts a patient's physical and emotional wellbeing. Challenging circumstances can activate our body's fight-or-flight stress response. While this allows us to respond quickly in times of threat, if activated chronically, stress can have detrimental effects on our health.

In this talk Associate Professor Erica Sloan will discuss how stress impacts cancer cells and the body’s immune response to cancer, and will show how chronic stress adversely impacts response to cancer treatment. Importantly she will describe steps that can be taken to repurpose existing drugs to block stress and improve outcomes in cancer patients.

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