09.01.2018 Immunotherapy

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The 4th pillar of Cancer therapy

Cancer immunotherapy is defined as the approach to combat cancer by generating or augmenting an immune response against cancer cells. The human immune system is a complex and vastly studied field, however, it is relatively recent that the immune system has been implemented in cancer treatment. For many years, cancer treatment has been supported by three pillars; surgical intervention, radio therapy, and chemotherapy. Today, a fourth pillar, immunotherapy is emerging as, possibly, the most important discovery in the field of cancer treatment for several decades.

As the first center in Europe, the National Center for Cancer Immune Therapy (CCIT) established groundbreaking immunotherapies to patients and are still pioneers in Denmark and Europe in modulating the different parts of the immune system to combat cancer. At this event research assistant Kasper Mølgaard Jensen from CCIT will give a very brief introduction to the immune system and a more detailed description of how we use parts of the immune system to fight cancer. He will introduce relevant research project and clinical trials from CCIT and describe to you how this part of cancer research has come leaps and bounds in recent years. Additionally, he will show you the vast potential in cancer immunotherapy, and maybe even convince you to start a career in cancer immune therapy.

Program:

8:00 – 8:30 Doors open and Breakfast will be served
8:30 – 8:35 Presentation of the subject of the day
8:35 – 9:20 Keynote speaker Kasper Mølgaard Jensen
9:20 – 9:35 Questions
9:35 – 9:55 Time for Networking
9:55 – 10:00 Thank you for today

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