Join Cancer Research Institute for our first ever Immunotherapy Patient Summit! This one-day conference, focused on cancer immunotherapy and the importance of self-advocacy, will feature inspirational stories, expert speakers, and powerful patient advocates. Get valuable advice, the latest news in immunotherapy, and connect with peers.
There are two ways to attend the Summit -- in person in NYC, or by watching the livestream from anywhere, at CancerResearch.org/Livestream.
To join us in NYC, select an "Attend in person" ticket. To register for an exclusive link to the livestream, select a "Watch the livestream" ticket.
Topics and speakers include:
15-minute Master Classes
Immunotherapy 101, Hearn Jay Cho, M.D. Ph.D., oncologist at Mount Sinai Hospital
Going to the Source: How to Read a Scientific Abstract When You Don’t Have a Ph.D., with Janet Freeman-Daily, patient advocate and author of the award-winning blog GrayConnections.net
Paying for Treatment, with Jane Levy, LCSW, Director of Patient Assistance Programs at CancerCare
Cancer Research in the News: Separating Hope from Hype, with Arlene Weintraub, journalist and author of the book “Heal: The Vital Role of Dogs in the Search for Cancer Cures”.
What You Need to Know: Immunotherapy Research Update
Experts in cancer immunotherapy share the latest research news, as well as what to watch for in the coming months.
Demystifying Clinical Trials
Hear from a range of voices (an oncologist, a trial nurse, and clinical trial patients) about what it’s really like to be in a clinical trial.
Empowering You: Self-advocacy Tips and Tools
Immunotherapy patients discuss the practical steps they took to become empowered in their own care.
Caregivers: Advocating for Those You Love
A parent, a daughter, and a partner share their experiences in caring and advocating for their family members.
Living Life at Stage 4
Immunotherapy patients engage in a frank discussion of the joys and hardships of life with metastatic cancer and treatment with immunotherapy.
Stephen Estrada, colorectal cancer patient and advocate
Jill O’Donnell-Tormey, Ph.D, CEO and Director of Scientific Affairs at Cancer Research Institute
Mary Elizabeth Williams, journalist and author of the memoir “A Series of Catastrophes and Miracles”
Jedd Wolchok, M.D., Ph.D, oncologist and researcher at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
As you can see, we’re bringing attendees experts in a wide range of topics – from oncologists, to advocates, to patients who’ve experienced immunotherapy firsthand.
We know this will be a valuable day to all to attend, and we’re proud to offer two ways to join in: either in person in New York City, or remotely, via our livestream. Either way, registration is free.
The Cancer Research Institute Immunotherapy Patient Summit is made possible by generous support from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, Genentech, and Regeneron.