Immunotherapy 101

October 7, 2021, 1:10 pm -
1:45 pm
Understand the science behind this cutting-edge treatment

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Session Description

Immunotherapy is transforming cancer treatment and care today—and shows even greater promise for the future. Discover how this innovative treatment works across several cancer types both alone and in combination with other treatments. Dr. Ellen Puré of the University of Pennsylvania will explore how our immune system works, break down into basic concepts the complex science underlying immunotherapy, describe the different types of immunotherapy, and discuss potential side effects and benefits patients can anticipate. After the presentation, ask your questions during a live Q&A moderated by Tamron Hall.


Ellen Puré, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Ellen Puré is the Grace Lansing Lambert Professor of Biomedical Science and chair of the department of biomedical sciences at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia. She is an associate director of the CRI Scientific Advisory Council and chairwoman of the CRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Review Committee. Dr. Puré graduated with a Ph.D. in Immunology from UT Southwestern Medical School and went on to complete an immunology postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas SW Center and a cellular physiology and immunology postdoctoral fellowship from The Rockefeller University. Her research focuses on the cellular and molecular basis of inflammation and fibrosis. She has discovered novel ways the immune system regulates inflammation, and her work continues to focus on characterizing how various cells and molecules contribute to inflammation and fibrosis, especially in the context of chronic inflammatory diseases and cancer. She is the recipient of a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, an Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Investigator Award, and the Arthritis Foundation-Stewart J. McCracken Chapter Award for Research.


Tamron Hall

Award-Winning TV Host, Journalist, Executive Producer, and Philanthropist

Tamron Hall is an award-winning TV host, journalist and philanthropist. She is the host and executive producer of the daytime television show “Tamron Hall,” which is produced and distributed in national syndication by Walt Disney Television. For her work on the show’s first season, Tamron won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host. “Tamron Hall” was also awarded the prestigious Gracie Award in its first season, which recognizes exemplary programming created by women.

On-Demand Now Available

We are excited to announce that videos from our 2021 Cancer Research Institute (CRI) Virtual Immunotherapy Patient Summit are now available to view on demand.

The on-demand videos can be found on each session page from the agenda.