Evidence for an Emerging Epidemic of Cancer in Young People, with Dr. Shuji Ogino


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In this Causes or Cures episode, Dr. Eeks chats with Dr. Shuji Ogino about his recent paper published in Nature Reviews, Clinical Oncology, titled "Is early-onset cancer an emerging global epidemic? Current evidence and future implications."
In the podcast, Dr. Ogino discusses what "early onset" means, what types of cancer are showing up earlier in younger people, and the evidence and data that supports this trend. He discusses how exposures early in life and in utero may be contributing to early-onset cancer in young people ( in their thirties and forties), and the specific risk factors that have been linked to early-onset cancer. He talks about why molecular pathological epidemiology is important for future analysis of this trend and what we need to do to slow the epidemic from an individual perspective, a public health perspective, and a research one.
Dr. Ogino, originally from Japan, is chief of the program in Molecular Pathological Epidemiology, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Professor of Pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. He is also a professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. You can learn more about him here.
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