Learn about the basics of cancer immunotherapy, a highly promising new approach to cancer treatment. Meical experts along with patients who have been treated with immunotherapy will discuss how research and patient participation in clinical trials is helping us get closer to cures for all types of cancer. Space is limited, so register today!
People of all ages and cancer types are invited to attend this FREE half-day Saturday event. Caregivers, friends, family, and advocates are also encouraged to join.
9:00am | Registration and networking
10:00am | Welcome by the Cancer Research Institute
10:15am | Learn the Basics of Immunotherapy – Ezra Cohen, M.D. (UCSD)
10:45am | Expert panel: Immunotherapy research updates, moderated by Ezra Cohen, M.D. (UCSD) with Aaron Miller, M.D., Ph.D. (UCSD); Sandip Patel, M.D. (UCSD); Rebecca Shatsky, M.D. (UCSD)
11:30am | Patient perspective: Hear from Kristin Kleinhofer, who recieved immunotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia
12:00pm | Lunch and networking
1:00pm | Learn about clinical trials
1:15pm | Patient panel: Hear directly from patients who have participated in immunotherapy clinical trials
2:15pm | Breakout sessions: Your choice of moderated, deeper dive discussions and Q&A with our experts in immunotherapy for:
- breast cancer, moderated by Rebecca Shatsky, M.D. (UCSD)
- lung cancer, moderated by Sandip P. Patel, M.D. (UCSD)
- colorectal cancers, moderated by Aaron Miller, M.D., Ph.D. (UCSD)
- general immunotherapy, moderated by Ezra Cohen, M.D. (UCSD)
3:30pm | Program close
Appointments with clinical trial navigators will be available throughout the day to help you find immunotherapy clinical trials, connect with study sites, and answer questions. The service is free and completely confidential. Indicate your interest for an appointment on the registration page.
Please email your questions to the Cancer Research Institute associate director of patient engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org