2021 Portland Area Conference

October 28-30, 2021

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Immunotherapy Storyline: How One’s Own Body Can Be Used to Fight Cancer

Saturday, October 30 • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Oregon Convention Center - D136

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Immunotherapy NSTA Portland 2021 Slides

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We’ll share free lesson resources that explore the immune system’s role in fighting cancer and how gene editing technologies hold the potential for new cures.

1. Our immune system uses specialized cells to deal with various threats to the body, including pre-cancerous cells; 2. Genetic engineering is a powerful tool with the potential to develop cancer treatments like CAR T-cell therapy, but also holds the potential for misuse; and 3. There are numerous ethical considerations when carrying out clinical trials for cancer therapies.

Regina Wu (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center: Seattle, WA), Jeanne Chowning (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center: No City, No State)

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