Latest Advances in Immune System-Powered Therapies

Cancers are the most heterogenous group of diseases affecting humans. Multiple compensating pathways work to promote disease progression. Various immunotherapies have shown anticancer promise, but the their targeted nature limits the scope of their action and applicability.

CAR T-cell therapy and bispecific antibodies are two approaches that have addressed the targeting of more than one epitope, the redirecting of T lymphocytes to kill tumor cells, and the improvement of efficacy in solid tumor types. For a closer look at the design, development, and success of CAR T-cell therapy and bispecific antibodies, a panel of experts come together to discuss their research and share insights into the potential these therapeutics hold in the fight against various tumor types.


 

Key webinar discussion topics include:

  • Molecular mechanism of PD-L1 regulation in cancer cells
  • Immunosuppressive nature of triple negative breast cancer 
  • Using in vitro co-culture system to analyze T cell-mediated cancer cell killing effect


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About the speakers


Bruce Levine, PhD
Netter Professor in Cancer Gene Therapy, Founding Director, Clinical Cell and Vaccine Production Facility, Center for Cellular Immunotherapies Deputy Director
Technology Innovation and Assessment, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania




John H. Sampson, MD, PhD, MBA, MHSc
Robert H. and Gloria Wilkins Professor of Neurosurgery, Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Duke University Medical Center





Luis A. Sanchez Perez, PhD
Assistant Professor, Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program, Department of Neurosurgery
Duke University Medical Center

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