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Speaking of Science: Harnessing the Immune System to Cure Cancer with Dr. M. Lia Palomba (Online)

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Speaking of Science returns on Zoom! The program will feature a forty-minute talk followed by a Q&A. Society member Carol Portlock moderates.

This month, our guest will explore how the immune system is being used to fight cancer.

This Month’s Speaker:

Dr. M. Lia Palomba is a hematologist-oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center who specializes in the study and treatment of lymphoma. Her work focuses on the development of novel therapies for patients with B cell lymphoma, including indolent lymphomas (follicular, marginal zone, small lymphocytic), Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia, as well as aggressive lymphoma, such as diffuse large-B cell lymphoma.

Dr. Palomba’s research interest is in tumor immunology, and she is involved in the development of novel therapies that exploit the immune system as a way to treat cancer. She is the head of hematological malignancies for the Cellular Therapeutics Center, which has played a fundamental role in the development and implementation of CAR T cell therapy. She is also interested in developing targeted therapies for lymphoma and in understanding the mechanisms by which these therapies work.

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Date:
April 27
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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