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      Cornering Cancer: Research and the Power to Cure—Exploring cancer research and treatments with local researchers, clinicians and patient advocates in San Diego


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      December 8, 2019

      Sunday   7:00 PM (on various days)

      1875 El Prado
      San Diego, California 92101

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      Cornering Cancer: Research and the Power to Cure—Exploring cancer research and treatments with local researchers, clinicians and patient advocates

      Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide. For 2019, the American Cancer Society predicts there will be over 1.7 million new cases of cancer in the U.S. alone. New research has led to prevention, treatment and renewed hopes for patients living with cancer; but what does it take to research cancer, discover and implement new therapies? New findings are being published on a regular basis, but clinicians and patients alike struggle to keep up with all the information. How can patients be their own advocates to get the best treatments possible and understand the latest research breakthroughs for various cancers? Join us as we discuss these and other questions surrounding five different cancers with researchers from the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, as well as local clinicians, and patient advocates. The events will take place from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on select Sundays from August through December in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater at the Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 Tickets for each event are $10 online and $11 at the door (subject to availability). Seating is limited and we encourage purchasing tickets in advance.   August 18, 2019 Personalizing Lung Cancer Treatment Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the U.S. and worldwide. Immunotherapy—a cancer treatment that uses one’s immune system to fight the disease—is the newest approach to treating lung cancer.  It has extended the life of many patients with the disease, but it doesn’t work for everyone, and we don’t know why.  To help doctors better predict if a treatment will work in a certain person, researchers are studying the number and types of genetic mutations that drive the formation and growth of lung tumors. For this session, we will discuss the different types of lung cancer, how they are treated, and new advances on the horizon that could lead to more effective, personalized treatment of lung cancer. Featuring: Dr. Garth Powis, Researcher at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery InstituteDr. Hatim Husain, Clinician at UC San DiegoPatient / Patient Advocate to be announced Upcoming events in this series: September 15, 2019Beyond Chemothearpy—How Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia has Finally Evolved October 20, 2019Stopping Breast Cancer Dead in its Tracks November 17, 2019Pancreatic Cancer: How to Starve a Tumor—New Insights Into Tumor Metabolism December 8, 2019Personalizing Medicine for Pedriatic Brain Tumors  

      Categories: Health & Wellness | Science

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