Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™

Purpose

Specifically designed for clinical oncologists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and the entire medical team involved in treating cancer patients with immunotherapy, these introductory, CME- and CNE-certified programs will provide an understanding of basic immunology principles in the clinical application and management of cancer immunotherapy and discuss emerging drugs and concepts in the cancer immunotherapy field.

Presented by leading authorities in tumor immunology and cancer immunotherapy, these programs will facilitate understanding of 1) the underlying principles of tumor immunology and immunotherapy, 2) the clinical indications for cancer immunotherapy and appropriate selection of patients, 3) patient management, and 4) the therapeutic effectiveness of immunotherapy to ultimately improve patient outcomes.

Attendees can also take advantage of the opportunity for professional networking that will promote collaboration and scientific exchange with experts, clinical oncologists and other health care providers from the surrounding community.

Session Topics

- Immunology 101 for the Non-Immunologist
- Basic Principles of Tumor Immunotherapy
- Basic Mechanisms of Tumor Immune Suppression
- Cytokines: Interferons, Interleukins and Beyond
- Understanding Checkpoint Inhibitors: Approved Agents, Drugs in Development and Combination Strategies
-Oncolytic Viruses as Tumor Immunotherapy Agents
- Current Status of Chimeric and Adoptive T Cell Therapy
- Is There a Role for Radiation Therapy and Immunotherapy?

+ show speakers and program
Brendan D. Curti, MD – Earle A. Chiles Research Institute, Providence Cancer Center
Sandra Demaria, MD – New York University School of Medicine
Charles G. Drake, MD, PhD – Johns Hopkins University
Leisha A. Emens, MD, PhD – Johns Hopkins University
Brent A. Hanks, MD, PhD – Duke University Medical Center
Howard L. Kaufman, MD, FACS – Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
John D. Powderly, MD, CPI – Carolina BioOncology Institute, PLLC
Daniel J. Powell, PhD – University of Pennsylvania

29 May - 29 May 2015
Chicago
United States of America
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