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Fall Symposium 2015

Join us at our 2015 Fall Symposium with Dr. David F. McDermott and  Emily Biever for an evening of education addressing the advances in melanoma treatment and nutrition. Question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Treatment and Nutrition Updates
Wednesday, November 4 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Jimmy Fund Auditorium
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
35 Binney Street, Boston, MA

DMDHeadshotDavid F. McDermott, M.D.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Dr. McDermott is the Director of the Biologic Therapy and Cutaneous Oncology Programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Leader of the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Kidney Cancer Program and Principal Investigator of the NCI Kidney Cancer SPORE grant.  Dr. McDermott is a clinical investigator with a particular interest in therapies that enhance the immune response to cancer.  He has contributed to the rational application of interleukin-2 and immune check point inhibitors (CTLA-4, PD-1 antibodies) for renal cell carcinoma and melanoma. He has worked with anti-angiogenic agents and targeted therapeutics for these malignancies. He is Director of the Cytokine Working Group which has been a major innovator in the field of solid tumor immunotherapy. Dr. McDermott is also a Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Em E. Biever, MS, RD, LDN
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Em brings her love of cooking, fitness and integrative approach to wellness to the Dana-Farber nutrition team. In addition to her clinical work at Dana-Farber, Em offers nutrition-based cooking demos and specializes in weight management and sports nutrition counseling through her private practice based in Jamaica Plain, MA.  Em’s enthusiasm and passion for nutrition has led to interviews for WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, WBZ, Boston’s CBS, Fox 25 News and Boston’s NPR.  She is also a regular speaker for survivorship seminars at DFCI.  .

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