Webinar: Appendix Cancer in Young Adults: A Distinct Disease Burden

Topic: Appendix Cancer in Young Adults: A Distinct Disease Burden 

Date: February 17, 2021
Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm Eastern Time
Virtually via Zoom

Please join the Appendix Cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Research Foundation and Andreana N. Holowatyj, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center on February 17th for an educational Zoom webinar.

Dr. Holowatyj will present “Appendix Cancer in Young Adults: A Distinct Disease Burden.” This webinar will feature the opportunity for live Q&A. *This event will be recorded and available to view after.*

As the incidence of appendiceal cancer continues to rise with causes unknown, little is currently known about the risk factors and etiologies of this rare malignancy—particularly among young individuals. This webinar will focus on our current knowledge of the unique appendix cancer burden among individuals younger than age 50 years at diagnosis (early-onset appendix cancer), including: demographic and clinical patterns, molecular features, and health disparities; and will also highlight future directions aimed at clinical implications for appendiceal cancer prevention, detection and treatment.

The objectives of this webinar are to:
(1) summarize current literature on the distinct burden of appendix cancer among young patients;
(2) understand the context of health disparities within the early-onset appendix cancer population; and
(3) broaden knowledge in early-onset appendix cancer and ongoing research.


Dr. Andreana Holowatyj Published Research:

Spectrum of Somatic Cancer Gene Variations Among Adults With Appendiceal Cancer by Age

Histologic and Racial/Ethnic Patterns of Appendiceal Cancer Among Young Patients

Early-Onset Appendiceal Cancer Survival by Race or Ethnicity in the United States



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