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Australian public invited to free cancer immunotherapy forum

August 20, 2016


Members of the Australian public are being invited to attend a free public forum on cancer immunotherapy at this year’s International Congress of Immunology in Melbourne. 

Cancer immunotherapy, which focuses treatment on the cancer patient's immune system to help the body attack cancer, is considered one of the biggest medical breakthroughs in recent years. It has dramatically improved the prognosis of some cancers and even cures in others. 

The International Congress of Immunology (ICI) is the largest global event in the field of immunology for clinicians and researchers working in this field and is held every three years. This year the event will be held in Melbourne, Australia. 

Members of the public are invited to attend the free public forum at the event and learn more about how immunotherapy works, what lies ahead and what it means for cancer treatment. 

Key speakers will include Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty from the University of Melbourne, Professor Ira Mellman Vice President of Research Oncology, Genentech, USA and Professor Bruce Robinson from the University of WA. 

The forum will be held on Wednesday 24th of August from 6pm until 7:30pm at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.