CRI Immunotherapy Patient Summit - Houston

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MD Anderson Cancer Center | Dan L. Duncan Cancer Prevention Building (CPB) - 8th Floor Conference Center

1155 Pressler Street

Houston, TX 77030

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Join us for a day of learning with medical experts who will share the latest research updates in immunotherapy as well as patients who will share their experiences receiving immunotherapy. A healthy lunch will be provided, during which attendees can continue the conversation alongside expert and patient speakers. In the afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to choose a small breakout session to take deeper dive into specific questions with experts.

Patients, caregivers, friends, family, and advocates are all encouraged to attend this event. Registrants will also have the opportunity to book a one-on-one confidential appointment with a Clinical Trial Navigator to search for immunotherapy clinical trials. Please register today to reserve your seat.


9:00am | Registration and networking

10:00am | Welcome by the Cancer Research Institute

10:15am | Learn the Basics of Immunotherapy: Adi Diab, M.D. (MD Anderson)

10:45am | Expert panel: Immunotherapy research updates, moderated by Adi Diab, M.D. (MD Anderson) with Jianjun Gao, M.D., Ph.D. (MD Anderson), Andrew Sikora, M.D., Ph.D. (Baylor), Valentina Hoyos Velez, M.D. (Baylor)

11:30am | Patient perspective: A message from Dale Biggs, Skin Cancer survivor

12:00pm | Lunch and networking

1:00pm | Learn about clinical trials

1:15pm | Patient panel: Hear directly from patients who have participated in immunotherapy clinical trials

2:15pm | Breakout sessions: Your choice of deeper dive Q&A moderated by our experts in

  • genitourinary cancer, moderated by Jianjun Gao, M.D., Ph.D. (MD Anderson)
  • head and neck cancer cancer, moderated by Andrew Sikora, M.D., Ph.D. (Baylor)
  • breast cancer, moderated by Valentina Hoyos Velez, M.D. (Baylor)
  • general immunotherapy, moderated by Adi Diab, M.D. (MD Anderson)

3:30pm | Program close

Appointments with clinical trial navigators will be available throughout the day to help you find immunotherapy clinical trials, connect with study sites, and answer questions. The service is free and completely confidential. Indicate your interest for an appointment on the registration page.

Please email your questions to the Cancer Research Institute at

Parking is available at Pressler Parking Structure which is a 3-5 minute walk to the Cancer Prevention Building entrance on Pressler street.

This event is organized by the nonprofit Cancer Research Institute, and is made possible with generous support from the following:

Bristol-Myers Squibb


Eli Lilly

Immunotherapy Foundation

Sanofi Genzyme


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1155 Pressler Street

Houston, TX 77030

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