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Dr. Albelda is a Vice Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division at the Hospital of the University of Pennslyvania, Dr Albelda's awards include: NIH K12 Award to Dr. Anil Vachani (2004-2006), NIH K07 Award to Dr. Anil Vachani (co-mentor)(2006-2011), Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education Award to Dr. Sam Kim (2006-2007), AACR Scholar in Training Award (for Tumor Immunology: New Perspectives Meeting) to Dr. Greg Fridlender (Dec 2008), NIH K08 Award to Dr. Nilam Mangalmutri (2009-2014), Society of Academic Surgeons Pfizer Clinical Scholar Award to Dr. Sunil Singhal (2010-2012), NCI K08 Award to Dr. Edward Moon (2012-2016). Dr. Albelda's interests include malignant mesothelioma, pulmonary disease, and endothelial epithelial cell adhesion molecules.


Overall Goals and Objectives:

1. Provide an update and review of malignant pleural mesothelioma

2. Provide an update on the scientific basis of immunotherapy

3. Describe our clinical trials for mesothelioma using gene therapy and immunotherapy.

Presentation: 52 minutes