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Events at Mercy Medical Center - Hallagan Education Center

April 15, 2017

10:30 AM
League of Women Voters Linn County Legislative Forum: Mental Health

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Mercy Medical Center - Hallagan Education Center

Legislators will discuss mental illness during a public form at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, IA.

April 20, 2017

11:30 AM
It's a Great Day for a Cabaret

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Mercy Medical Center - Hallagan Education Center

The Mercy Auxiliary presents its spring event. Proceeds benefit several areas of Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, IA.

April 26, 2017

6:00 AM
Immunotherapy / Checkpoint Inhibitors

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Mercy Medical Center - Hallagan Education Center

Dr. Martin Wiesenfeld Oncology Lecture Series: Immunotherapy / Checkpoint Inhibitors. Immunotherapy treatment uses certain factors of a person’s immune system to fight disease such as cancer. An important function of the immune system is its ability to tell the difference between normal cells and those that are foreign. This in turn allows the immune system to attack the foreign cells while leaving normal cells alone. Immune checkpoint inhibitors are drugs designed to assist the immune system to recognize and attack cancer cells. In the last few years, immunotherapy has gained significance in the treatment of some types of cancer. The second annual Wiesenfeld lecture will provide education on the newer types of immune treatments now being researched and discuss how immunotherapy will impact the way we treat cancer in the future.