OCT 01, 2015 12:00 PM PDT

Keynote Presentation (during an actual infusion!): Patient #1 - Pioneering Immunotherapy and Finding The Best, Right Treatment for Stage IV Melanoma

Speaker

Abstract

Stage IV melanoma carried a 24 month life expectancy three short years ago. That is what T.J. Sharpe’s first oncologist told him he was facing, after a visit to the ER for a fever turned into a metastatic melanoma diagnosis. His quest to overcome these long odds and beat cancer has taken him through two clinical trials, four immunotherapies, and six surgeries – all while sharing the highs and lows of cancer treatment on www.Philly.com. Fortunately, those three years have seen a great advance in melanoma treatments, one Mr. Sharpe has witnessed first-hand and shared with the world through his blog, advocacy speaking, and participation in conferences for cancer, biotechnology, and clinical trials. Being a husband and father (second child Tommy was born a mere four weeks before the diagnosis), his story combines the medicinal side of the current immunotherapy treatments being presented at the Labroots Cancer Research and Oncology event, alongside how these treatments affect everyday life. It also gives medical professionals, researchers, caretakers, and other cancer patients insight into getting the best, right care and how to overcome the avalanche of information and decisions that a cancer diagnosis brings. While he is sharing his patient perspective, T.J. will receive his 42nd dose of pembrolizumab, as part of the second clinical trial.


Show Resources
You May Also Like
FEB 15, 2023 7:00 AM PST
FEB 15, 2023 7:00 AM PST
Date: February 15, 2023 Time: 7:00am (PST), 10:00pm (EST), 4:00pm (CET) While not all microscopy samples can fluoresce, all can scatter light, and this scattered light can be imaged. This ha...
SEP 22, 2022 9:00 AM PDT
SEP 22, 2022 9:00 AM PDT
Date: September 22, 2022 Time: 9:00am (PDT), 12:00pm (EDT), 6:00pm (CEST) Optimizing platforms for surgical specimen collection and deep human phenotyping was used to enhance protein biomarke...
OCT 13, 2022 9:00 AM +08
OCT 13, 2022 9:00 AM +08
First Broadcast: Date: October 12, 2022 Time: 8:00am PDT, 11:00am EDT Second Broadcast: Date: October 12, 2022 Time: 9:00am SGT The new Embedded CryoSPARC Live, now fully integrated with t...
AUG 10, 2022 10:00 AM PDT
AUG 10, 2022 10:00 AM PDT
Date: August 10, 2022 Time: 10:00am PDT, 1:00pm EDT The global pandemic has increased focus and scrutiny on molecular diagnostic assay development, resulting in a need for assays that provid...
DEC 07, 2022 9:00 AM PST
C.E. CREDITS
DEC 07, 2022 9:00 AM PST
Date: December 07, 2022 Time: 9:00am (PST), 12:00pm (EST), 6:00pm (CET) Join us for an exciting live panel webinar, as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Gibco Cell Culture. The panelists...
NOV 09, 2022 8:00 AM PST
C.E. CREDITS
NOV 09, 2022 8:00 AM PST
Date: November 09, 2022 Time: 8:00am (PST), 11:00am (EST), 5:00pm (CET) The field of cell and gene therapy is rapidly growing. In particular, the use of lentiviruses in CAR-T applications is...
OCT 01, 2015 12:00 PM PDT

Keynote Presentation (during an actual infusion!): Patient #1 - Pioneering Immunotherapy and Finding The Best, Right Treatment for Stage IV Melanoma



Show Resources
Loading Comments...
Show Resources
Attendees