Dr Venessa Chin

Background

Dr Venessa Chin is a medical oncologist and post-doctoral research officer at The Kinghorn Cancer Centre and The Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

She specialises in the treatment of lung and head and neck cancer.  She is a member of the cellular and computational genomics lab at Garvan where she is examining how novel genomics methods can help select therapies for patients with advanced cancer.

Her head and neck genomics cancer project is looking at how human papilloma virus infection effects cancer cell behaviour.

Presentation Summary

The Current Landscape of Immunotherapy in cancers of the head and neck:

  1. What is immunotherapy and how does it work?
  2. Can I access immunotherapy now?
  3. How is it given and what are the potential positive and negative effects?

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