This one-day course provides an overview of the rapidly evolving subject of immuno-oncology. Delegates are offered a thorough understanding of the basics of tumor immunology as well as the essentials of immunotherapy and its application in cancer medicine. Examples of both how biologics work in the practice of oncology and of the challenges presented are demonstrated.
The programme has been developed specifically to support the needs of pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology industry personnel. It is ideal for individuals with little understanding of the immunotherapy of cancer and those with an existing basic knowledge. Detailed presentations and discussion with Healthcare’s experienced and knowledgeable faculty enable thorough insight to this important subject area.
Who should attend?
Healthcare’s courses are designed for both medical and non-medical staff within the pharmaceutical industry. This course is suitable for clinical research, medical information, regulatory affairs, biometrics and strategic marketing personnel.
Topics to be covered include:
The immune system – a guide
Introduction to immunotherapies
Overview of Immunotherapy in Cancer
An Example in Practice – Lung Cancer
An Example in Practice – Melanoma
Dr John Curnow
Senior Lecturer, School of Immunity and Infection, Birmingham, UK
Geoffrey Thomas Gibney, MD
Co-leader, Melanoma Disease Group, Georgetown-Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and MedStar Network, Washington DC, USA
Mark Socinski, MD
Professor of Medicine and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Cancer Pavilion, Pittsburgh, USA