Monday Lunch Live with Dr Michael Dickinson and Finnian Kenny

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Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Level 7 Lecture Theatres

305 Grattan St

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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VCCC MONDAY LUNCH LIVE EVENT

Hear from expert Michael Dickinson who leads the Aggressive Lymphoma Team within Clinical Haematology at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and The Royal Melbourne Hospital who will present on Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cells and the research in this field that has been conducted over several decades but has recently expanded greatly following the regulatory approval of commercially-manufactured CAR-T cell treatments.

Single case reports of long-lasting responses in leukaemia treatments led to rapid clinical development and registration of two CAR-T cell products which are now available in clinical practice in some parts of the world. Now approved in Australia, the means of action of this class of treatment is truly original and presents with specific toxicities that require special management approaches. Recent developments suggest we are on the brink of a new era in treatment of haematological malignancies, and potentially solid tumours.

During this Monday Lunch Live you will also hear from cancer survivor Finnian Kenny who was 46 when diagnosed with Double Hit Lymphoma. Finnian underwent treatments including various chemotherapies, auto stem cell transplant and radiotherapy. After many failed attempts, Finnian was fortunate to be acceted on a CAR T Cell Trial and survived to tell the tale. Finnian is he is now 50 years old and in remission for almost 2 years. Finnian is living life to the fullest, working hard and taking those bucket list trips and making the most life.

Michael Dickinson, Haematologist
Disease Group Lead in Aggressive Lymphoma
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Royal Melbourne Hospital
CART-Physician, National Centre of Excellence for Cellular Immunotherapy

Michael Dickinson leads the Aggressive Lymphoma team within Clinical Haematology at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Royal Melbourne Hospital. He runs a busy lymphoma clinic seeing patients with new diagnoses, but also patients with relapsed and refractory therapy requiring experimental treatments. Michael is the Principal Investigator of several first-in-human trials and chimeric antigen receptor T-cell trials that focus on harnessing the immune system to target cancer. He has been heavily involved in setting up the new CAR-T service at Peter Mac. Michael earned his medical degree at the University of Western Australia and did professional training in at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and the Royal Marsden Hospital, and at Peter Mac. His higher degree was in the field of epigenetic therapies and phase-1 trial design.

Monday 23 July 2019

VCCC Building, Level 7 Lecture Theatres

Light lunch served from 12:30pm

Presentation: 1-2pm

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