The Library’s Health Services Division (HSO) and the Science, Technology & Business Division (ST&B) will host a panel discussion on the “Cancer Moonshot.” Due to continued concerns about of Covid-19, this year’s panel will be held virtually. As in the past, HSO and ST&B hope the event will further promote communications between patients, clinicians and scientists on topics ranging from cancer diagnostics to treatment choices.
The focus of this year’s event is “Cancer Immunotherapy,” the artificial stimulation of the immune system to treat cancer, improving on the immune system's natural ability to fight the disease. This is a good example of translational medicine, an application of the basic research of cancer immunology and establishment of a new branch of oncology.
We have invited several leading scientists and clinicians in this field, including the 2018 Nobel Laureate, Dr. James Allison at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. The program is open to everyone.
Registration is required and is limited to 1,000 participants