It’s World Pharmacist Day on 25 September and the theme this year is Transforming Global Health.
Immunotherapy is one of the newer type of cancer treatments that uses the body’s own immune system to fight cancer. It is different to chemotherapy, which works by killing cancer cells.
If you’ve always wanted to learn more about immunotherapy, join our senior pharmacists Michael Soriano and Whiter Tang and medical oncologist Jenny Lee as they explore how a patient responded to immunotherapy, the side effects they experienced and some of the challenges they faced.
There will be a chance for questions and answers at the end.
Dr Jenny Lee, medical oncologist
Dr Jenny Lee is a medical oncologist at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and clinical lead within the precision cancer therapy laboratory at Macquarie University.
Aligning with her clinical interest, she continues to be active in translational research within the discipline of skin (including melanoma), head and neck and thoracic oncology. In her spare time, she teaches medical students and frequents the gym.
Whiter Tang, associate director of pharmacy
Whiter Tang is a cancer care pharmacist who has been at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse since the very beginning of the hospital opening. She has over 10 years’ experience in cancer pharmacy including experience on the wards, day therapy and clinical trials and is currently the Deputy Director of Pharmacy. She is a board-certified oncology pharmacist and is also a part-time tutor and casual lecturer at the University of Sydney. Whiter is proud to be working at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and loves being able to help patients on a daily basis.
Michael Soriano, director of pharmacy
Michael is especially interested in optimising pharmacy resources while delivering cost-efficiencies to patients, value-based healthcare, biosimilar adoption, quality use of medicines, medication safety and electronic medication management.