Immunotherapy Concepts and Potential Future Applications in Head and Neck Cancer Treatment at the Miami Cancer Institute

Studies with other solid malignancies have demonstrated the advantages of combining immunotherapeutic strategies with either chemo or radiation therapies, or using combinations of immunotherapeutic approaches. This course provides practitioners with historical perspective in immune vigilance, concepts on immunotherapy and recent results of studies using this approach in head and neck cancer. Plans for patient-centric immunotherapeutic treatment research to be performed at the Miami Cancer Institute will also be reviewed.

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians, Dentists, Otolaryngologists, Gastroenterologists, Radiologists, Medical Oncologists, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons, Surgeons, Pathologists, Pediatricians, Hospitalists, Physician Assistants and Pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the prospects of immunotherapeutic treatment for head and neck squamous cell carcinomas, and review the role of this treatment in emerging patient-centric research at the Miami Cancer Institute.  
Additional information
Bibliography: 

De Costa, AA, and Young, MR (2012). Immunotherapy for head and neck cancer: advances and deficiencies. Anticancer Drugs. 22(7): 674–681. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 Florida Board of Dentistry
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
05/01/2016
Course expires: 
05/01/2018

Miguel Villalona-Calero, M.D., FACP, FAAAS
Chief Scientific Officer and Deputy Director, Miami Cancer Institute, Miami, Florida
Hematologist/Oncologist
Baptist Health Medical Group - Oncology
Baptist, Doctors and South Miami Hospitals
Professor Dept of Medicine, Family Medicine and Community Health 
Florida International University 
Miami, Florida

Miguel Villalona-Calero, M.D., FACP, FAAAS, indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentations or discussions.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 Florida Board of Dentistry
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
05/01/2016
Course expires: 
05/01/2018
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