Learn about the basics of cancer immunotherapy, a highly promising new approach to cancer treatment. Medical 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 and Laurie Glimcher, M.D. (Dana-Farber)
10:15am | Learn the Basics of Immunotherapy
10:45am | Expert panel: Immunotherapy research updates, moderated by David Reardon, M.D., (Dana-Farber) with Suzanne Baumeister, M.D. (Boston Children’s Hospital); Justin Gainor, M.D. (Mass General); Kimmie Ng, M.D., M.P.H. (Dana-Farber)
11:30am | Patient perspective: A message from a cancer survivor
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 deeper dive Q&A moderated by our experts in:
- childhood cancer, moderated by Susanne Baumeister, M.D. (Boston Children’s Hospital)
- gastrointestinal cancer moderated by Kimmie Ng, M.D., M.P.H. (Dana-Farber)
- lung and esophageal cancers, moderated by Justin Gainor, M.D. (Mass General)
- general immunotherapy, moderated by David Reardon, M.D. (Dana-Farber)
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 at email@example.com