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Focus on Health Seminars

Focus on Health Seminars

Join us for our free health seminars

All seminars are open to the public and free of charge and each session will include a presentation and time for questions. Registration is required for each seminar you'd like to attend. We hope to see you there!


Cancer Immunotherapy: Understanding the Hype and Hope

Saturday, August 20, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | UC San Diego Medical Education and Telemedicine Building (Map)

This event is at capacity and registration is closed
Space is limited and registration is required.
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and continental breakfast is served. Presentations begin at 9 a.m.

Email healthevents@ucsd.edu if you have any questions about your registration.

Immunotherapy — harnessing the immune system to fight cancer — is positioned to revolutionize the way we treat cancer. Physicians and researchers from Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health and La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology will offer an overview of this cutting-edge approach and explain the latest developments in promising therapies, including immune checkpoint inhibitors and cellular therapy. Learn about how to access FDA-approved immunotherapy treatments and about clinical trials that are testing new options for cancers that have been particularly resistant to traditional treatments.

Speakers:

  • Sandip Patel, MD
    Medical Oncologist, Moores Cancer Center
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego School of Medicine
  • Stephen Schoenberger, PhD
    Professor of Immunology, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
  • Ezra Cohen, MD
    Co-head, Solid Tumor Therapeutics Research Program
    Associate Director, Translational Science, Moores Cancer Center
    Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego School of Medicine
  • Rikki Rockett
    Musician and Moores Cancer Center Patient
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