Cancer experts flock to Victoria for immunotherapy conference – Sky Statement – Sky Statement


Experts to converge on the ‘future of cancer care’


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According to the BC Cancer Foundation website, this is one of the most active and promising areas of cancer treatment in the world.

The BioCanRX Immunotherapy Panel is part of the fourth annual Summit for Cancer Immunotherapy, an event that draws more than 300 experts to explore developments and breakthroughs in immunotherapy research – much of which happens right here in Victoria at the Cancer Cancer Deely Research Center (DRC).

The DRC is one of the first research centers in the world to research an immunotherapy research program, with a mission to develop immune-based strategies to prevent, detect and treat cancer.

The public forum will feature DRC director Dr. Brad Nelson, Dr. Kevin Hay, Dr. John Bell, Dr. Natasha Kekre and Patty Pitts, a local philanthropist who has supported cancer research friends to ovarian cancer. Catherine Holt, CEO of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce.

The Future of Cancer Care Public Forum on Oct. 22 from 4: 30 – 6 pm in the Crystal Ballroom at the Fairmont Empress .

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