Cancer Research Institute Event Calendar



2018 Immunotherapy Patient Summit in San Francisco

The first city in our 2018 Cancer Research Institute Immunotherapy Patient Summit series is San Francisco on June 30, 2018. 

2018 Immunotherapy Patient Summit San Francisco

The Summit is a free half-day Saturday event that provides a forum for patients, caregivers, and advocates to meet together along with scientific and healthcare experts to learn more about how new breakthroughs in immunotherapy are changing standards of care for all cancers. 

The program will be held on Saturday, June 30, begin at 10:00am, and conclude at 3:30pm. Throughout the day we offer appointments with clinical trial navigators (free and confidential). Set up an appointment in advance when you register online. 

  • 9:00am: Registration and networking
  • 10:00am: Welcome and introduction from Cancer Research Institute staff
  • 10:15am: Learn the basics of immunotherapy with Lewis Lanier, PhD (UCSF)
  • 10:45am: Latest immunotherapy research update panel discussion moderated by Lewis Lanier, PhD (UCSF) with
    • David Miklos, MD, PhD (Stanford)
    • Kara Davis, D.O. (Stanford)
    • Katy Tsai, MD (UCSF)
    • Terence Friedlander, MD (UCSF)
  • 11:30am: Patient perspective talk by a patient treated with immunotherapy
    • Kristin Kleinhofer (acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL))
  • 12:00pm: Free catered lunch and networking
  • 1:00pm: Demystifying clinical trials presentation by Cancer Research Institute staff
  • 1:15pm: Demystifying clinical trials panel discussion with patients treated in clinical trials
    • Sharon Birzer (diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL))
    • Kelly Brooks (melanoma)
    • Morey Weingarten (bladder cancer)
  • 2:00pm: Refreshment break
  • 2:15pm: Breakout sessions for small groups of moderated discussion
    • bladder cancer with David Miklos, MD, PhD (Stanford)
    • pediatric oncology (focus on lymphoma) with Kara Davis, D.O. (Stanford)
    • melanoma with Katy Tsai, MD (UCSF)
    • immunotherapy (general) with Lewis Lanier, PhD (UCSF)
  • 3:15pm: Closing remarks from Cancer Research Institute staff
  • 4:00pm: Final clinical trial navigator appointments end

Join us at Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.

Follow our Patient Summit series across the United States with the hashtag #CRISummit.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

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