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Gut microbiota and colorectal cancer: risk factors and prevention

Life and Matter Sciences International Seminar Tuesday, June, 18 , 2019 17:00 hours Madrid

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Venue: Fundación Ramón Areces. Vitruvio, 5. 28006. Madrid.

Free admission. Necessary previous online registration. Limited capacity. Simultaneous interpretation.

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Fundación Ramón Areces


Fulgencio Saura Calixto Scientific advisor, Investigation exprofesor of Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid. 

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Since the gut microbiome was sequenced and published in 2010, intensive biomedical research has highlighted the key role of microbiota in human health. The gut microbiota extends its action from the colon to other organs and tissues, including the brain. The microbiota catabolizes indigestible diet components to produce metabolites that affect gene expression and that may have beneficial or detrimental effects on immune function, intestinal inflammation, metabolic syndrome and neurological functions. This seminar focuses on the mechanisms of action and the effects of the gut microbiota in the prevention of colon cancer, the second cause of cancer death worldwide. Special attention will be paid to the interactions of the microbiota with non-digestible carbohydrates and antioxidants, which are the two main diet components affecting the composition and function of the microbiota, and its potential health effects. The main risk factors in the modulation of intestinal microbiota associated with inappropriate eating habits will also be discussed. The speakers will present their most recent research results on these topics.


Tuesday, June, 18

16:30 h.

Attendee check-in

17:00 h.


José María Medina 
Scientific Council Fundación Ramón Areces. 

Fulgencio Saura Calixto 
Coordinator fo the Seminar.

17:10 h.

The fiber-microbiota-butyrate axis in colorectal cancer prevention

Scott  J. Bultman 
University North Caroline, Department Genetics, Chapel Hill, EE.UU..

17:50 h.

Novel approaches to characterize the microbiome in colorectal cancer (videoconference)

José C. Clemente
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, EE.UU..

18:20 h.

Macromolecular antioxidants and gut microbiota: A new approach to intestinal health and colon cancer prevention?

Fulgencio Saura Calixto
Coordinator International Seminar.

19:00 h.


19:10 h.

Strategies for the prevention of colorectal cancer: from evidence to practice

Joaquín Cubiella Fernández   
Hospital Universitario de Orense. Grupo Oncología Digestiva. Asociación Española de Gastroenterología.

19:50 h.

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