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Nov. 13, 2024
11:30 am  -  1:30 pm ET

A Conversation About Cancer and Nutrition Hosted by Carol Van Andel

Although there is no shortage of purported “anti-cancer” diets in popular culture, there still are many unknowns about the relationship between nutrition and cancer.

Van Andel Institute’s Dr. Evan Lien is working to change that. Using the latest technologies, Dr. Lien investigates how certain nutrients affect cancer growth — and works to identify evidence-based dietary strategies to enhance current and emerging cancer treatments.

Dr. Lien will give attendees an inside look at what we know about nutrition’s impact on cancer — and what we don’t — and discuss how new breakthroughs could inform tailored dietary strategies to combat cancer.

Individual tickets for this event are $100.

Suggested attire is business attire. Complimentary valet at the main entrance.


Evan Lien, Ph.D.

About Dr. Evan Lien

Cancer cells have voracious appetites for nutrients and energy, which they use to grow and spread. Dr. Evan Lien searches for ways to deprive tumors of their fuel sources by exploring the molecular and biochemical interactions between diet, metabolism and cancer with the goal of developing breakthrough prevention and treatment strategies.

11:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Guest arrival and networking

12–1:30 p.m.

Welcome remarks by Maranda
Remarks by Carol Van Andel
Invocation given by Carol Van Andel
Lunch is served
Maranda welcomes guests back from lunch and introduces Dr. Evan Lien
Remarks by Dr. Evan Lien
Q&A session — moderated by Maranda
Closing remarks by Maranda

1:30 p.m.

Event ends

Event Details

Venue: Van Andel Institute 333 Bostwick Ave. NE Grand Rapids

Contact Info:

Email: Sarah Rollman

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