St. Luke’s to host free lecture on cancer, Immunotherapy

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A free lecture aimed at teaching others about cancer is returning to St. Luke’s. It’s called "Immunotherapy: An Innovative Approach to Fighting Cancer."

This will be the 16th cancer lecture the hospital has put on but it will be the first one since 2019.

During the presentation oncologist Dr. Roberto Fernandez will highlight immunotherapy, which is a cutting-edge treatment for cancer.

"Immunotherapy is a very fascinating area of cancer that’s been around for years but recently has really been studied and used in a lot of different cancers and its really starting to take cancer by storm," said Dr. Fernandez. "It’s different than chemotherapy and the side effects are also different, but essentially it helps to enhance the body’s natural immune system to fight the cancer"

Fernandez says the more we learn about immunotherapy the better tools doctors have to healing and hopefully curing cancer.

The lecture is tonight at Marshall School’s Chapel. RSVP’s were needed by June 21st to attend.