Unleashing the immune system to fight cancer

A Professorial Lecture by Professor Sergio Rutella

unleash the immune system to fight cancer
Public lectures | Seminars

This event will explore the science and biological puzzles behind clinical advances in cancer immunotherapies and provide an overview of Professor Rutella's research and clinical contribution to the field of leukaemia immunotherapy.

  • From: Thursday 26 October 2017, 6 pm
  • To: Thursday 26 October 2017, 9 pm
  • Registration: 6 pm
  • Location: Lecture Theatres 2 & 3, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
  • Cost: Free
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 26 October 2017, 6.00 pm

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Event details

Unleashing the immune system to fight cancer

It has taken scientists and clinicians more than a century to learn how to harness the immune system to fight cancer.

A number of approaches have been tried, but one strategy — blocking specialised proteins that act as ‘brakes’ on the immune system — has now been shown to be particularly effective in a range of different cancer types.

Research in this area has flourished at an incredible pace. This growing wave of progress in the area of cancer immunotherapy has extended and improved the lives of patients, many of whom had few other effective treatment options. The next challenge on the horizon is to expand the use of cancer immunotherapies, to further refine patient selection and to better identify those patients who are more likely to benefit from these approaches, and spare the others from unnecessary toxicities and adverse effects.

Professor Rutella will explore the science and biological puzzles behind these clinical advances and provide an overview of his research and clinical contribution to the field of leukaemia immunotherapy.

Programme

6 pm Drinks and Canapes 
6.30 pm Lecture
7.30 pm Buffet
9 pm Close

Booking information

To reserve your place please use the button above and complete the short online booking process.

This event is free to attend, but attendees must register in advance.

If you would like any further information about this event before booking your place, please email us.

Location details

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

Parking:

Free parking is available on the Clifton Campus, please enter the campus via the main gate.

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