The Use of Biological and Digital Biomarkers in Cancer and Aging Research
Researchers have identified potential biomarkers, representing both biological and social factors, that can impact cancer incidence and care outcomes. Those biomarkers are being gleaned from a wide variety of data in the Cancer Research Data Ecosystem, from wearable sensors to blood tests. In this webinar, Drs. Mancini and Gilmore will describe how different types of biomarkers can be used to examine the effects of cancer and cancer treatment on trajectories related to aging. Examples include digital biomarkers related to gait and balance, as well as a biological biomarker reflecting epigenetic age.
This webinar is hosted by NCI’s Behavioral Research Program and Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program.
Dr. Martina Mancini is an assistant professor of neurology at the School of Medicine Balance Disorders Laboratory, Oregon Health & Science University.
Dr. Nikesha Gilmore is a research assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester Medical Center.