Cancer Immunotherapy: Pathways and Mechanisms of Actions

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Experts discuss the basics of the immune system as well as existing and novel targets for cancer immunotherapy.


This activity is intended for hematologist/oncologists, pulmonologists, dermatologists, and other healthcare professionals who use cancer immunotherapies.


The goal of this activity is to review the role of the immune system in the development of tumors and research into the use of the immune system to fight tumors.



Approximate Time to Complete: 1 hour


Course Available Beginning: Aug. 24, 2016


Developed through a partnership between SITC and Medscape.

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Course Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Identify mechanisms harnessed by cancer to escape from the immune system
  • Assess how novel immunotherapeutic agents will use the immune system to manage difficult-to-treat cancers
  • Determine how immune-oncologic agents are likely to alter the treatment landscape in oncology