Thursday, November 16, 2023

George Weiner, MD

Weiner portrait

C.E. Block Chair of Cancer Research

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Director Emeritus, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

4:00 pm

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Kollros Auditorium (101 BBE)

[Video of lecture]

Cancer cells

The immune system normally detects and destroys bacteria and cells infected with viruses. However, cancer cells are able to avoid destruction by the immune system. Basic research exploring how cancer cells and the immune system interact has led to the development of new drugs and treatment modalities that use the power of the immune system to treat cancer. Dr. Weiner will review the successes, challenges, and opportunities related to using the immune system to treat cancer.

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