The Future of Cancer Treatment From the Patient Perspective

Over the last 15 years, the cancer community has witnessed a revolution in cancer treatment. New understanding of the immune system’s role in fighting cancer, as well as the genetics of cancer, have led to the development of new immunotherapies and targeted therapies that have improved survivorship and changed the rules in this fight. Now, we are on the cusp of the next revolution in treatment with new, cell-based therapies, such as CAR-T, that offer the possibility of durable cures. This session featured a patient focused overview of these advances and a looked at the future of cancer treatment from the patient perspective.