WHO Smilow Cancer Hospital Torrington
WHAT Talk: “Immunotherapy: A Powerful New Cancer Treatment” with Dr. Debra Brandt, of Smilow Cancer Hospital Torrington
Cancer cells are able to thrive because they can hide from the human body’s disease fighting immune system which locates, recognizes and attacks infectious invaders. Immunotherapy is an innovative treatment that empowers the body’s own natural defenses to fight cancer and eliminate cancer cells when they form.
Unlike chemotherapy, which kills cancer cells, immunotherapy acts on the cells of the immune system to help them attack the cancer. Dr. Steven Rosenberg, Chief of Surgery at the National Cancer Institute explains, “Think of how dauntingly personalized this is. We are using their own cells to treat a unique mutation in their own tumor.” Immunotherapy has produced some remarkable results for patients with leukemia and other blood cancers and is heralded for it potential to treat many other cancers.
Dr. Brandt, of Smilow Cancer Hospital Torrington, did her fellowship at Yale School of Medicine and has been in practice for 18 years. She is a recipient of Connecticut Magazine’s: Best Doctor in Connecticut Award as Chosen by Peers.
WHEN Thursday, November 17, 2016, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Light refreshments. No charge
WHERE The CHH Center For Cancer Care
Radiation Oncology, lower level
200 Kennedy Drive
Torrington, CT 06790
R.S.V.P. Register by November 10th by calling 860-489-6718
The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. Visit www.charlottehungerford.org for information.