Sex and Gender in Health and Disease Scientific Interest Group Meeting--The Epidemiology of Gastric Cancer

Date and Time

– March 19, 2019, 04:00 PM EDT

NIH Main Campus, John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center (35A), Room 620/630

Event Venue

Porter Neuroscience Research Center (35A), Room 620/630
NIH Main Campus
35 Convent Dr.
Bethesda, MD 20892

Event Information

Gastric cancer is the world’s third leading cause of cancer death. Dr. Camargo will discuss the multifactorial etiology of this neoplasia, for which chronic Helicobacter pylori infection plays an important role. She will present recent incidence trends and emphasize little-known contributors, such as coinfection with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Dr. Camargo also will discuss available evidence about the effect of H. pylori eradication on gastric cancer risk as it relates to potential control strategies.

NIH Scientific Interest Group

The purpose of the NIH Scientific Interest Group (SIG) on Sex and Gender in Health and Disease (SGHD) is to: 

  • Explore the influences of sex (as a biological variable) and gender (as a social construct) on health and disease across the lifespan.

  • Promote the dissemination of research and foster potential interdisciplinary collaborations among NIH scientists who work on, or are interested in, aspects of sex-based research across the research continuum or in sex differences research relevant to health and disease.

  • Serve as a platform for cross-disciplinary connections to inform biomedical and social and behavioral research efforts.

The SGHD SIG aims to catalyze new collaborations by leveraging the scientific expertise at NIH with neighboring research institutions. The SIG co-chairs are Dr. Elena Gorodetsky ( and Dr. Katrina Serrano ( in the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH).


Individuals with disabilities who need a sign language interpreter and/or reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact Dr. Katrina Serrano, ORWH, 301-496-8931, and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).