02 Oct Discover Brigham Session of the Week: Immunotherapy
The word “immunotherapy” is on the cover of major newspapers and magazines, everyone is talking about it! President Jimmy Carter’s advanced melanoma was controlled and prevented from spreading to his brain through the use of an experimental cancer immunotherapy drug that so effective that the trial was halted and the FDA approved it for use in more patients! But what is immunotherapy? And how does it work? During this session, a panel of BWH experts will discuss the work being done across different disease areas, both to promote and suppress the immune system, depending on the clinical context. The session will also feature a patient who will share their perspective of being on the receiving end of a pioneering immunomodulatory treatment.