Ventana Research Lecture: ‘Inflammation and Esophageal Cancer’

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

TOPIC: “The Role of Inflammation-Associated Risk Factors in the Pathogenesis of Esophageal Cancer”
SPEAKER: Claudia D. Andl, PhD | Associate Professor at the  Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida

Monday, Nov. 11, 2019
​Noon - 1 p.m.
Building 5E, Auditorium 5104 ABCD, Ventana Medical Systems, 1910 E. Innovation Park Dr. | Oro Valley

Through the Science Exchange Collaborative with Ventana Medical Systems, University of Arizona faculty will have access to distinguished speakers Ventana periodically invites to Tucson. The Collaborative's next lecture will be delivered by Claudia D. Andl, PhD, Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida.

Many environmental causes of cancer and risk factors are associated with chronic inflammation; 30 percent of cancers can be attributed to tobacco or inhaled pollutants such as asbestos, and 35 percent to dietary factors, often associated with obesity.

The causal link between inflammation, innate immunity and cancer is widely accepted, yet the molecular and cellular mechanisms mediating this relationship are not as well known.

Dr. Andl studies the molecular basis of injury to the epithelium by acid reflux disease, and the role of obesity in the initiation and progression of esophageal adenocarcinoma. Data from her laboratory highlight the need for three-dimensional models to identify the intricacies of cellular interactions, such as the crosstalk between epithelial cells and their microenvironment.

Due to limited space, these seminars are available to the first 20 UA faculty members who RSVP. Please contact Matt Peters,, to RSVP.

Visitors coming from the UA with MD degrees need to sign a form to be in compliance with the Sunshine Act.

Contact: Matt Peters,

FLYER FOR THIS EVENT:  Ventana Research Forum 11-11-19.pdf

Ventana Medical Systems, Bldg. 5E, Auditorium 5104 ABCD
1910 E. Innovation Park Dr.
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
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Contact Info
Matt Peters | Program Coordinator, Sr.
(520) 621-4789
Event Contact Department: 
University of Arizona Biomedical Corporate Alliances