Understanding Cancer Immunotherapy Clinical Trials in Canada: Are they Needed Now More than Ever?
Nov. 20, 2021 (virtual)
In this virtual forum, we heard from a clinical trial doctor, a patient partner who has participated in a clinical trial and a scientist who will speak about the latest developments in immunotherapy cancer research and treatments. Key themes covered:
- Value of clinical trials in making effective therapies available to patients
- How do cancer patients access clinical trials?
- How have clinical trials pivoted during COVID-19 and what are the impacts for future care?
- Conversations you can have with your physician
Link to recording on YouTube: https://youtu.be/-qyQqPvvQag
Cancer Immunotherapy: Game-Changing Research
October 22, 2019 – Victoria, BC
Dr. John Bell, BioCanRx’s Scientific Director, was joined by BioCanRx-funded researchers to discuss the game-changing potential of cancer immunotherapy research as part of the 2019 Summit for Cancer Immunotherapy held in Victoria, BC. You can learn more about the public forum here: https://bccancerfoundation.com/events/biocanrx-immunotherapy-panel
Immunotherapy: Game Changing Research in Alberta
October 24, 2018 – Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton
BioCanRx partnered with the Alberta Cancer Foundation for two public forums on immunotherapy in conjunction with the 2018 Summit for Cancer Immunotherapy in Banff, Alberta. The forums were held in Edmonton and Calgary.
Immunotherapy: A Cancer Treatment Game-Changer?
June 27, 2017 – Gatineau, Quebec
BioCanRx held a public forum and discussion to coincide with its 2017 Summit for Cancer Immunotherapy. The event gave members of the public an opportunity to separate fact from fiction by hearing the latest advances in cancer immunotherapy research from experts developing ground-breaking therapeutics that harness the body’s immune system to fight cancer. Expert panelists included Dr. John Bell, senior scientist at the Cancer Therapeutics Program, The Ottawa Hospital and BioCanRx Scientific Director and Dr. Marcus Butler, Clinical Head of the Immune Monitoring Team at The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Dr. Harold Atkins, Scientist, Cancer Therapeutics Program and Attending Physician, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at The Ottawa Hospital. The forum gathering also heard firsthand from Ramona Bietlot, a patient who has benefitted from immunotherapy. Linda Eagen, President & CEO of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, moderated the event.
Watch the public forum here:
Hype or Reality: Can our immune system actually beat cancer?
June 27, 2016 – Halifax, NS
BioCanRx held a public forum at its first annual Summit for Cancer Immunotherapy. The event offered members of the public an opportunity to separate fact from fiction by hearing the latest advances in cancer immunotherapy research from experts developing ground-breaking therapeutics that harness the body’s immune system to fight cancer. Audience members heard from a patient who benefited from immunotherapy and had the opportunity to ask about immunotherapy clinical trials in the Halifax region.