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Basis of immune mechanisms relevant to cancer

This e-learning course is comprised of 15 modules providing an up-to-date resource for medical professionals who seek to understand the latest research, advances in technology and future directions of immuno-oncology. Developed by ecancer in collaboration with King’s College London aimed at medical professionals interested in the field of immuno-oncology.

As a introduction to the course, the first module provides an overview of the immune mechanisms relevant to cancer and the relationship between the immune system and cancer.

Published February 2019.

Basis of immune mechanisms relevant to cancer
Module
English
0 CME Points

Target audience

This module is aimed at medical professionals interested in the field of immuno-oncology.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • Describe the role of the immune system in fighting cancer
  • Define the terms innate immunity and acquired immunity
  • Describe what T-cells are and their role in the immune system
  • Understand the process of immune elimination, editing and escape

IT Requirements

This module requires the learner to have a good, stable internet connection and can run on Internet Explorer 7 and above, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera on either Windows or MacOS. Flash Add-on is also required to run this module.

If you are viewing this module on an iPad (through a browser), please download the free Articulate Mobile Player beforehand. Other tablet devices may not be compatible - please check for Flash compatibility.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact education@ecancer.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Disclosure policy

ecancer and everyone involved in the development of this module has no actual or potential conflict of interest whatsoever which impinges on the making, peer reviewing and dissemination of this e-learning module which was made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and AbbVie Inc.

Both the BMS Foundation and AbbVie Inc. have had no input in the creation of the e-learning materials including the process of selecting speakers.

For more information, please email education@ecancer.org

Support

Production of this module was funded by an unrestricted grant from The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and AbbVie Inc.