Making Cancer History®: Free seminar heads to San Antonio Sept. 13

Lunch-and-learn focuses on innovative treatments, how to lower cancer risk

Cancer experts from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will head to San Antonio Tuesday, Sept. 13 for the Making Cancer History® Seminar, the institution’s inaugural educational event in the Alamo City. The free seminar is open to the public and will take place at the San Antonio Country Club, 4100 N. New Braunfels Ave., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A light lunch will be provided.

Topics will include advances made possible through MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program, the institution’s comprehensive effort to significantly reduce cancer deaths and transform cancer care. Launched in September 2012, the Moon Shots Program focuses on innovative research projects and groundbreaking clinical trials, aiming to drastically accelerate the fight to end cancer.

Doors open at 11 a.m. Presentations begin at 11:30 a.m. featuring:

  • Ronald DePinho, M.D., president: DePinho will provide an overview of Moon Shots Program, including goals and accomplishments, to date, and share his vision for the future of cancer care

  • Jim Allison, Ph.D., chair, Immunology: Allison will discuss the latest in immunotherapy, a new paradigm for cancer treatment, including developments from the Moon Shots Program’s immunotherapy platform, which supports immunotherapies in a wide variety of tumor types

  • Lois Ramondetta, M.D., professor, Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine and co-leader, HPV-related Cancers Moon Shot: Ramondetta will share more on MD Anderson’s work to raise awareness about the human papillomavirus, improve vaccination rates and impact incidence and mortality of HPV-related diseases

Seating is limited and registration is requested. To RSVP, email or call 866.434.7084 and press 1 to leave a message.