Introduction to Immunotherapy

When Jun 20, 2017 from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Manchester
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The science behind new cancer immunotherapies is highly complex. This Elaine Vickers, Science Communicated evening course  will demystify the science behind these treatments.

Participants will go away equipped to explain and discuss a wide variety of immunotherapies with patients and colleagues

 

Topics Covered

  • How cancer cells survive and thrive alongside millions of white blood cells
  • The mechanism of action of antibody therapies that target cell surface proteins such as EGFR, HER2 and CD20
  • The science behind checkpoint inhibitors that target CTLA-4 (e.g. ipilimumab), PD-1 (e.g. nivolumab, pembrolizumab) and PD-L1 (e.g. atezolizumab, durvalumab)
  • Car T cell therapy for leukaemias, lymphomas and solid tumours
  • Vaccine-based treatments such as peptide vaccines and oncolytic viruses (e.g. T-VEC)

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