#LCSM Chat 2019/01/06–Immunotherapy: What Patients Need To Know

It’s a new year, and #LCSM Chat is transitioning to monthly chats.  Our first chat is a collaborative chat across all cancer hashtag communities titled “Immunotherapy: What Patients Need to Know.” The discussion will cover all types of immunotherapy currently approved for treatment of any cancer.

Chat moderator Janet Freeman-Daily (@JFreemanDaily) will be joined by special guest Lisa Rezende (@LisaRezende1), a biology educator (Assistant Professor of Practice) on the Molecular and Cellular Biology faculty at the University of Arizona.  Lisa is also a long-term volunteer cancer advocate with FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered), a cancer previvor (BRCA1 mutation carrier), daughter of a long-term ovarian cancer survivor, and recent caregiver to her stepmother through her diagnosis, treatment and hospice for Stage IV inflammatory breast cancer.

Our discussion will focus on the following topics:

  • T1: Why doesn’t the immune system prevent cancer?
  • T2: What types of immunotherapy have been approved?
  • T3: How can we tell if immunotherapy will work for my cancer?
  • T4: What are the downsides of immunotherapy?
  • T5: How can I find the right immunotherapy clinical trial for me?

Hope you will join members of the #LCSM, #BCSM, #BTSM, #GYNCSM, #MMSM, #AYACSM, and other cancer hashtag communities for this tweetchat on January 10, 2019, at 5pm Pacific, 8 pm Eastern.  Please remember to include #LCSM in ALL your tweets so the other chat participants can see them. If you need a refresher on how to participate, read our primer on participating in the chat . Note that some tweetchat apps (like tchat.io) will not display tweets longer than 140 characters.

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