08dec9:00 amCancer Research Institute’s Immunotherapy Patient Summit in HoustonMD Anderson Cancer Center, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Prevention Building (CPB) - 8th Floor Conference Center Hosted by: Cancer Research Institute

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Cancer Research Institute

Event Details

Learn about the basics of cancer immunotherapy, a highly promising approach to cancer treatment at a free, half-day patient summit. 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.

Patients, caregivers, friends, family, and advocates are encouraged to join.

The Cancer Research Institute Patient Summit Series offers an opportunity to learn more about cancer immunotherapy, the most promising new cancer treatment approach since the development of the first chemotherapies in the 1940s. Immunotherapy enables the immune system to recognize, target, and eliminate cancer cells, wherever they are in the body, making it a universal answer to cancer.

Immunotherapy research and discovery has reached a tipping point, and the involvement of patients, caregivers, and advocates is critical to helping ensure cancer patients of all types have access to these important new treatments.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

  • Follow the Summit on social media with #CRISummit, or follow the Cancer Research Institute on FacebookTwitterInstagram, or YouTube.
  • Please email your questions to the Cancer Research Institute associate director of patient engagement, Caroline Offit, at coffit@cancerresearch.org
  • This event is organized by the nonprofit Cancer Research Institute and is made possible with generous support from the following organizations: Bristol-Myers Squibb, GSK, Merck, AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, Genentech, Immunotherapy Foundation, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme, Novartis, Pfizer
  • Appointments with clinical trial navigators will be available throughout the day to help patients and the caregivers find immunotherapy clinical trials, connect with study sites, and answer questions. The service is free and completely confidential. Patients and their caregivers should indicate their interest for an appointment on the registration page

Time

Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. CST

Location

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Prevention Building (CPB) - 8th Floor Conference Center

1155 Pressler St.

Houston, TX

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