About this event

  • Date and time Thu 22 Jun 2023 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Medical Genetics

Join this educational virtual meeting and gain foundational knowledge in cancer immunology, learning about its application to the development of immunotherapies.

The talk will provide participants with a thorough update on newly approved immunotherapy drugs and discuss its adverse effects. Participants will also be given a glimpse into the future of immunotherapies with applications such as CRISPR. The Master Class will be presented by the author of the book, ‘The Molecular Biology of Cancer’ published by Oxford University Press (2021). 

The primary aim of this masterclass is to enable participants to be able to apply this knowledge in understanding the development of cancer immunotherapies. The most recent cancer immunotherapies to obtain approval will be presented. 

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the molecular mechanisms of immunotherapies including cancer vaccines, checkpoint blockades, and CAR T cell therapy 
  • Discuss newly approved immunotherapy drugs  
  • Evaluate clinical trial data  


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Key speakers

Dr Lauren Pecorino

Professor of Cancer Biology, University of Greenwich

Speaker's biography

Dr Lauren Pecorino is a Professor of Cancer Biology at the University of Greenwich where she has taught a course in cancer biology for over 20 years.  She is the author of the book, ‘The Molecular Biology of Cancer: Mechanisms, Targets, and Therapeutics’, published by Oxford University Press (now in its 5th edition). Lauren received a PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, London. Lauren is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, and a member of the American Association for Cancer Research and the Biochemical Society. As a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and member of the Medical Genetics Section, she strongly supports the Royal Society of Medicine.


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Welcome and introduction

Chair: Dr Pinar Uysal-Onganer, Group Leader, Cancer Mechanisms Research, University of Westminster

Masterclass: Cancer immunotherapies

Professor Lauren Pecorino, Professor, Cancer Biology, University of Greenwich

Question and answer
Comfort break
Masterclass: Cancer immunotherapies

Professor Lauren Pecorino, Professor, Cancer Biology, University of Greenwich

Question and answer
Closing remarks
Close of meeting





Registration for this webinar will close 1 hour prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 1 hour before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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