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Effects of Air Pollution testicular cancer survivors

Semester: Summer 2023


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Research on how fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) affects testicular cancer patients' survival is still lacking. However, research has demonstrated a link between exposure to PM 2.5 and unfavorable health consequences, such as cardiovascular disease and mortality. This study attempts to look into the potential impacts of PM 2.5 on testicular cancer survivors' survival rates. Increased risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been shown in previous research to be correlated with elevated PM 2.5 levels. Additionally, exposure to PM 2.5 has been associated with a rise in colorectal and breast cancer patients' cancer mortality rates. Notably, the relationship between PM 2.5 and cancer mortality may differ according on the stage of the disease at the time of diagnosis. It is conceivable that exposure to PM 2.5 could have negative impacts on cancer progression and survival, even though there is little research explicitly evaluating the effects of PM 2.5 on testicular cancer survival. Studies have demonstrated that PM 2.5 particles encourage the growth of breast cancer cells that express the estrogen receptor. Additionally, exposure to PM 2.5 has been linked to a higher risk of death from a number of malignancies. Identifying the potential effects of PM 2.5 on testicular cancer patient survival is essential for formulating plans to enhance long-term results. Future studies should concentrate on determining the precise pathways by which PM 2.5 may affect the development and survival of testicular cancer. Studies should also take into account any interactions between exposure to PM 2.5 and other factors, including physical activity, that may have an impact. Despite the lack of concrete data regarding PM 2.5's impacts on testicular cancer survival, current research indicates that PM 2.5 exposure may have a negative impact on cancer outcomes. In order to create targeted interventions to lessen the possible detrimental effects of PM 2.5 on cancer survivors, more research is required to clarify the link between PM 2.5 and testicular cancer.

Presenter Name: Clanessa Dumas

Presentation Type: Poster
Presentation Format: In Person
Presentation #68
College: Medicine
School / Department: Population Health Sciences
Research Mentor: Anne Kirchhoff
Date | Time: Thursday, Aug 3rd | 10:30 AM