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Saturday, August 12 • 3:50pm - 4:40pm
How can we use the immune system to help us treat cancer?

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Immunotherapy is a hot topic of discussion in oncological research.  It has been known for a long time that the immune system can help with the management of cancer in patients, but not all attempts to use the immune system have been successful.  It has also been shown in more recent years that some of the traditional therapies, including chemotherapy, do have some of their effects through modulation of the immune system.  
There are some commercially available therapies in veterinary medicine that are modulators of the immune system.  There are many more that are used in experimental settings and a vast number currently in trial and development in human oncology.  
This session will look a the types of immunotherapy and the current information on their potential utility. 

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Peter Bennett

Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney
Dr Bennett is a graduate of the University of Melbourne. After time in general practice he completed residency training in small animal medicine in 1999 and then joined the faculty of Purdue University in Indiana where he was trained in oncology. He is a Fellow of the Australian... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 3:50pm - 4:40pm AEST
Room 7