Lunch & Learn Cambridge – Fall Session

November 14, 2017
12:45pm - 2:45pm EST
Cambridge, MA

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Topic:
“The Current Landscape of Cancer Immunotherapy Drug Development”

Abstract:
The field of cancer immunotherapy has expanded beyond PD-1 and PD-L1 targeted agents with various combinational therapies in order  to overcome primary and secondary resistance. This talk will focus on the current landscape of cancer immunotherapy drug development and explore the various combinations of immunotherapeutic agents currently investigated in the clinic.

Speaker:
Our guest speaker for this event is Osama Rahma, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rahma is a Medical Oncologist for both the Center of Immuno-Oncology and Gastrointestinal Oncology Center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). Prior to joining DFCI, he completed his fellowship at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), where his efforts led to the development of many clinical studies investigating immunotherapy in GI malignancies. Dr. Rahma was the co-leader of the Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Cancer Program at University of Virginia where he led translational research efforts as the Principal Investigator of many clinical trials. He is currently the chair of two investigator-initiated clinical trials using a novel combination of immune checkpoint inhibitor (anti-PD-1) and neoadjuvant chemoradiation in pancreatic and rectal cancer. Dr. Rahma is investigating the combinations of variety of novel immunotherapeutic agents in multiple tumor types and working on identifying biomarkers that could determine clinical response.

Agenda
12:45-1:15 Check-in and lunch
1:15-1:30 Maryland Franklin, PhD, VP, Scientific Development
Welcome & Introduction
1:30-2:00 Osama Rahma, MD
“The Current Landscape of Cancer Immunotherapy Drug Development”
2:00-2:30 Q&A
2:30-2:45 Wrap up discussion

Location:
Le Méridien Cambridge-MIT
Robert Taylor Room
20 Sidney Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 USA

This is a free event, but you need to register to attend. Please register by November 10, 2017.

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