Break lecture "Can pizza cure cancer?"
Can pizza cure cancer? What sounds like a joke at first is maybe not too far from the truth. Silvano Gallus has been doing research on the association between various factors and the risk of cancer and his findings seem compelling: in Italy, regular pizza consumers significantly reduced the risk of selected digestive tract cancers. Of course with results like that, Silvano received a lot of attention and soon he also received the Ig-Nobel prize for medicine. But as playful as these results sound, we can draw important conclusions from this that might help in cancer prevention not only for Italy but worldwide. In this talk Silvano will explain his research, his findings and how the results could be of great importance in the field of cancer prevention. The talk will be easy to understand for everyone and will include different aspects from all different studies of the Faculty of Science (and also Artificial Intelligence), so no experience in medicine needed. So make sure to sign up via this form and join us via this link.
About the speaker: Silvano Gallus (ScD in Computer Sciences) leads the Laboratory of Lifestyle Epidemiology of Mario Negri Institute, Milan, Italy. Since 2017 he is Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, UK. His main research lines include tobacco control in Italy and Europe and the epidemiology of various chronic conditions including cancer, cardiovascular diseases and tinnitus. He is associate editor of multiple journals, including Scientific Reports and Journal of Epidemiology. He is author/co-author of more than 380 papers, including more than 320 articles in peer-reviewed journals (h-index: 57 according to Scopus). For scientific merits, Dr. Gallus has received several awards, including the Ig-Nobel prize for medicine in 2019