Adoptive T cell Therapy for Cancer- How your Immune System Can Cure Cancer
Dr. Kevin J. Curran, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center NY NY
Dr. Paul Moorehead, Faculty of Medicine at MUN
Holly King and Charlie Cheeseman, patient and family advocates
Date: Thurs., May 30, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: GEO Centre, St. John's
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Description: This is an exciting and promising leukemia/cancer therapy news event. Topics include leukemia, childhood leukemia and a promising new immunotherapy that is exciting the medical community the U.S., Canada and elsewhere. We will hear from Dr. Kevin Curran, a pediatric oncologist who is a member of a large research team, and working at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Clinic, New York. Dr. Curran is the principal investigator for a study using this treatment for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) . This treatment has so far been used successfully with patients with ALL and CLL. Clinical trials are opening for other types of cancer and other conditions currently managed by stem cell or bone marrow transplantation. The hope is that this treatment will be more effective and less toxic than stem cell or bone marrow transplantation.
7.00 Introduction Dr. MF Scully and Dr. M. Larijani, Faculty of Medicine at MUN
7.10 A patient and family perspective
Holly King and Charlie Cheeseman, NLTBI Volunteers
7.30 Acute Leukemia in Children, Dr. Paul Moorehead, Faculty of Medicine at MUN
7.50 Question and Answer period
8.00 Adoptive T cell therapy for cancer -How Your Immune System Can Cure Cancer
Kevin J. Curran MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center NY NY
8.40 Questions and Answer period
8.50 Panel Discussion
(pdf)...November 28 10am - 5pm
Currently more than 900 patients are looking for a match in Canada.
You could be that match.
"Primary Immunodeficiency: How we all learn from very rare genetic disorders"
Dr. Reza Alizadehfar, Montreal Children’s Hospital
Dr. Mani Larijani, Memorial University
Ms. Meagan Harris, CIPO/ Atlantic Chapter
This event will be of particular interest to individuals living with primary immunodeficiency, hereditary disorders of the immune system, their family and friends, health professionals especially laboratory technologists, nurses, physicians, pharmacists and all those interested to learn more about the immune system. This event will also be of interest for the many patients who develop an acquired immune system defect either due to viral infection, cancer or cancer therapies.
This event is open to the public.
Johnson GEO Centre, St. John's
Presentation and panel discussion 6:30-9:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served
"The Platelet: Friend or Foe" - Nov. 1, 6:30 - 9 pm at the GEO Centre
The NL Thrombosis, Blood and Immune Disorders Education and Research Project will be holding a meeting at the Johnson GEO Centre at 6:30 pm on Nov. 1. See details below.
"The Platelet: Friend or Foe"
Dr. Sara J. Israels, Professor of Paediatric Hematology/ Oncology, University of Manitoba
Dr. Margaret L. Rand, Professor of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology and Paediatrics,University of Toronto
Presentation and panel discussion 6.30 -9 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
The event will be of interest to anyone living with a platelet disorder, cancer or taking anti platelet agents such as Aspirin or Plavix, their family and friends. The event will also be of interest to physicians, nurses, lab technologists, students and anyone interested in medical science.
Platelets are small particle which are activated in the blood-stream at the time of injury and help to limit bleeding. They play a key-role in atherosclerosis and metastatic cancer. Understanding how they are produced, how they function, how to measure their activity and how to inhibit their function is key to progress in fighting many different illnesses.
This event is open to the public.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada presents "APPROACHING ADULTHOOD AS A CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVIOR":
A Discussion of the Issues
FREE WEB EDUCATION PROGRAM
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. Newfoundland
Myeloma Support Network meeting - Thursday, June 7 at the
Health Sciences Centre. It will be held in Rm. 2860, from
Patients, Family Members and Friends are invited to attend a
Saturday May 12, 2012; 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lecture Theatre A, School of Medicine
The General Hospital
300 Prince Phillip Drive, St. John’s, NL