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Friday, May 2 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
When Cancer Cells Say IDO, Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase Inhibitors Say “No You Don’t”

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Do you know the promising potential of indoleamine (IDO) in the treatment of solid tumors and hematological malignancies? In this session, you’ll delve into the role of this immunoregulatory metabolic enzyme in immunosuppression, tumor progression, and symptom expression. You’ll review the genetic polymorphisms associated with IDO expression, the influence of IDO on tryptophan catabolism and regulatory T lymphocyte function, and clinical trials of IDO inhibitors. The effects of IDO on symptom development via tryptophan will also be explored. 

Objectives
1. Describe the role of IDO in immunosuppression, tumor progression, and symptom expression.
2. Generate possible clinical applications of IDO inhibitors in cancer treatment.
3. Identify symptoms that might be experienced by patients receiving IDO inhibitors.

ILNA
This session qualifies for the following ONCC Indiviudal Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) categories.

OCN®: Scientific Basis for Practice, Treatment Modalities
AOCNP®: Cancer Treatment
AOCNS®: Cancer Treatment

 

Speakers
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Julia Eggert, PhD, GNP-BC, APRN-BC, AOCN®

Professor, Clemson University
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.
avatar for Lori Williams, PhD, RN, AOCN®, OCN®

Lori Williams, PhD, RN, AOCN®, OCN®

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dr. Lori Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Symptom Research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Her primary focus is on hematological malignancies, with work on the symptoms of cancer and its treatment and the potential biological mechanisms of symptom production. She has worked in oncology nursing for more than 30 years in hospitals, private practice, and academic settings.  | | Williams currently... Read More →



Friday May 2, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom D Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Avenue. Anaheim, CA 92802