|Awarded On||February 18, 2015|
|Title||Discovering the molecular mechanisms that determine replicative lifespan|
|Award Mechanism||Individual Investigator|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Jessica Tyler|
|Cancer Sites||All Sites|
Aging remains indisputably the most significant risk factor for cancer development worldwide. In other words, it is the changes to our bodies that occur during aging that cause cancer. So only by understanding the basis for aging will we ever be able to reduce cancer occurrence. Although numerous attempts have been made to understand the molecular and genetic causes behind the age-related changes at the cellular and organismal level, there are still huge gaps in our understanding of the aging process. Discovering the causes of aging is imperative in order to increase our health-span to allow us to live longer and prevent all cancers in the future. Because eukaryotic organisms share all the b...