Hiding in Plain Sight: How Cancer Evades the Immune System

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medscapeact22016.jpgDr. Robert Ferris reviews the working of the immune system and the development of cancer. 

This activity is intended for hematologists, oncologists, pulmonologists, dermatologist, immunologists, primary care providers, and other healthcare providers who use cancer immunotherapies.


The goal of this activity is to review the latest understanding of the relationship between the immune system and the tumor microenvironment as well as new immunotherapies in the management of patients with cancer. 



Approximate Time to Complete: 30 minutes


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 common mechanism of immune escape used by cancer in its development and growth and in its ability to metastasize
  • Assess the development of cancer immunotherapies for the treatment of patients with advanced disease