Joan Weill and Orli R. Etingin, MD

and the

Women’s Health Symposium
Executive Steering Committee

invite you to


The Hidden Cancer Risk
of Sugar and inflammation


Lewis C. Cantley, PhD and
Andrew J. Dannenberg, MD

Moderator and Panel Discussion

Orli R. Etingin, MD

Monday, October 22, 2018

11:30 a.m. – Registration and Boxed Lunch
12:00 to 2:00 p.m. – Symposium and Panel Discussion

Citigroup Executive Conference Center
153 East 53rd Street (at Lexington Avenue)
New York City

Please respond by October 8th • Seating is limited To purchase tickets or make a donation, please contact Sidney Beal III 646.962.9499 • or fax a copy of the reply card to 646.962.0124

This event is underwritten by
Proceeds from the Women’s Health Symposium benefit
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine’s
Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center

Women's Health Symposium

Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide. In 2018, an estimated 1.7 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and approximately 609,000 people will die from the disease. While these numbers are sobering, there is hope on the horizon. The overall cancer death rate has declined since the early 1990s, and the number of cancer survivors has increased in that time. As cancer research expands, investigators are discovering critical links between the disease and other health concerns such as type 2 diabetes. Excess body fat as well as high glucose and insulin levels have been associated with both an increased risk of several types of cancer and diabetes.

The 36th Annual Women’s Health Symposium will feature cancer experts Drs. Lewis Cantley and Andrew Dannenberg, who will present fascinating new insights into their groundbreaking studies exploring the connection between cancer and the consumption of sugar, cancer metabolism and inflamed fat. Join us to learn about these discoveries and potential new strategies to reduce the risk of cancer and improve outcomes.

Women’s Health Symposium
Executive Steering Committee

Joan Weill and Orli R. Etingin, MD, Co-Chairwomen
Ruth Stanton, Honorary Chairwoman

Leslie Brille
Mimi Burnham
Ariadne Calvo-Platero
Iris Cantor
Catia Chapin
Ellen Corwin
Ellen Davis
Clara Del Villar
Claire Edersheim
Lori Freedman
Alyssa Gendal
Penny Gillinson
Diana Goldin
Anita Gotto
Gail Kittenplan
Phyllis (Patti) Klein

Hillary Leibowitz
Barbara Loughlin
Nancy Mahon
Lynne Manning
Sandra Meyer
Stacey Morse
Jill Morton
Heidi Neuhoff-McWilliams
Pamela Newman
Barbara Pearlman
Judy Rivkin
Missie Rennie Taylor
Diana Townsend-Butterworth
Susan Volk
Ashley von Perfall
Edith Weinberg

Eleanor Elliott, Chairwoman Emerita, In Memoriam
Myra Mahon, Chairwoman Emerita, In Memoriam

Orli R. Etingin, MD
Co-Chairwoman, Women’s Health Symposium Executive Steering Committee
Founder and Medical Director of the Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center
NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
Lisa and Sanford B. Ehrenkranz Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Lewis C. Cantley, PhD
Meyer Director
Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center
Professor of Cancer Biology in Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Ronald P. Stanton Clinical

Andrew J. Dannenberg, MD
Associate Director of Cancer Prevention
Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center
Henry R. Erie, Md-Roberts Family Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Ronald P. Stanton Clinical Cancer Program