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Monday Lunch Live with A/Professor Erica Sloan

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Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Level 13 meeting room

305 Grattan St

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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VCCC MONDAY LUNCH LIVE EVENT

Stopping stress to improve cancer treatment

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 A/Prof 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.

Associate Professor Erica Sloan leads the Neural Regulation of Cancer laboratory at Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Her laboratory demonstrated that neural signalling acts on tumour cells and the tumour microenvironment to help cancers spread. She has identified the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved and has recently completed recruitment in a phase II randomised clinical trial to investigate the effect of blocking stress signalling in cancer patients. Erica is a lecturer at Monash University Faculty of Pharmacy and holds adjunct positions at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne and University of California, Los Angeles.

Monday 28 May 2018

VCCC Building, Lecture Theatre B, Level 7

Light lunch served from 12:30pm

Presentation: 1-2pm

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Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Level 13 meeting room

305 Grattan St

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

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