Navigation Links
Progress after recent breakthrough which opened new chapter in anti-cancer cell therapies
Date:5/22/2013

May 22, 2012 (Hackensack, NJ) John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, one of the nation's top 50 cancer centers, will bring together leading cancer experts, for presentation and discussion of the latest developments and implications of cell therapy and interventional immunology in oncology, on Friday, June 7 from 7:00am to 1:30pm.

"I'm excited to bring together some of the nation's top immunology experts to review the latest developments and implications of cell therapies in oncology, both in solid and liquid tumors," said Andre Goy M.D., Cancer Center Director, and Chief of lymphoma, John Theurer Cancer Center and Chief Science Officer and Director of Research and Innovation of Regional Cancer Care Associates. "This will provide an opportunity to see where the field is going and discuss some of the mechanisms and applications of T-cell manipulation as a promising tool against a number of cancers. The preliminary results seen with these modified T-cells will likely be revolutionary in the treatment of cancer".

The conference, titled "Cell Therapy and Interventional Immunology: Current Developments and Implications", is designed for hematologists, oncologists, physicians, and medical professionals. Given the enormous impact and growing interest in those therapies, the conference will also be offered to patients and caregivers through live online streaming. Speakers will cover the biology and manufacturing aspects of the chimeric antigenic receptor (CAR) modified T-cells as well as other manipulation of T-cells and the immune system, which for the first time, seem to be translating into impressive activity in the clinic.

The conference speakers and presentations include:

  • Catherine Bollard, MBChB, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Pathology & Immunology, Texas Children's Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine: Anti-EBV T-Cells and CAR T-Cells and Their Applications in Hematological Malignancies
  • Renier J. Brentjens, M.D., Ph.D., Leukemia Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: CAR Modified T-Cells for the Treatment of Cancer: Preclinical and Clinical Outcomes
  • Daniel H. Fowler M.D., Senior Investigator, Center for Cancer Research. National Cancer Institute: TH-2 Amplification and Other strategies to Reduce GVHD and Improve Outcome in Allogeneic Transplantations.
  • James N. Kochenderfer, M.D., Assistant Clinical Investigator, Center for cancer Research, National Cancer Institute: Autologous and Donor Derived Anti-CD19 CAR T-Cells Applications in non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and CLL
  • Cameron J. Turtle, M.D., Ph.D., Acting Instructor, University of Washington and Research Associate, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center: Engineered Antigen Presenting Cells and T-Cells for Anti-Cancer Therapy

"Conferences such as this help physicians, medical professionals, as well as patients and caregivers to gain a better understanding of promising new treatment options, resulting in better clinical outcomes," said Andrew L. Pecora, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.P.E., Chief Innovations Officer, Professor, and Vice President of Cancer Services and President of Regional Cancer Care Associates, "John Theurer Cancer Center is committed to providing these conferences to improve patient care and education."


'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Leahing
ALeahing@hackensackumc.org
305-458-0599
John Theurer Cancer Center
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Treatment with A1-PI slows the progression of emphysema in Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
2. Mirena IUD Lawyers at Gilman Law LLP, a Leading Pharmacy Law and Defective Drug Plaintiffs’ Law Firm, Anticipates Progress in Newly Established Mirena Federal Litigation
3. 30 Years of Orphan Drug Act, Combined with Science and Advocacy, Reflect Dramatic Progress in a Rare Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension Association Says
4. Study evaluates effect of different supplements on reducing risk of progression to advanced AMD
5. Nina Brown Launches New Website for Spiritual Progressives
6. Despite superbug crisis, progress in antibiotic development alarmingly elusive
7. Progressive Dental Marketing Is Bringing Online Dental Marketing to Oregon for Dental Professionals Specializing in Laser Dentistry and Dental Implants
8. New findings on the brains immune cells during Alzheimers disease progression
9. Progressive Dental Marketing Is Bringing Online Dental Marketing to Oregon for Dental Professionals Specializing in Laser Dentistry and Dental Implants
10. Progressive Dental Marketing Is Bringing Online Dental Marketing to Washington for Dental Professionals Specializing in Laser Dentistry and Dental Implants
11. Progressive Dental Marketing Is Bringing Online Dental Marketing to Vancouver, B.C. for Dental Professionals Specializing in Laser Dentistry and Dental Implants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as reported ... head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to infest ... in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice are ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency ... named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. ... Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a ... area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches ... success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in ... than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Marne, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... To deal with these feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or ... Center of Marne, Michigan, has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new affiliate ... in Latin America . ... ... ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 The vast majority of dialysis ... facility.  Treatments are usually 3 times a week, with ... including travel time, equipment preparation and wait time.  This ... grueling for patients who are elderly and frail.  Many ... and rehabilitation centers for some duration of time. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 The Biotechnology ... continues to present great opportunities to investors. Stock-Callers.com assesses ... Intrexon Corp. (NYSE: XON ), Vertex Pharmaceuticals ... (NASDAQ: ARNA ), and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. ... stocks and receive your complimentary trade alerts at: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: