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Aug. 23, 2018 - Dr. Frankel to Discuss 'The Gut Microbiota and Cancer Immunotherapy' at Med School Café

frankel-art.jpgDr. Arthur Frankel, chief of medical oncology and the Arlene and Mayer Mitchell Chair in Medical Oncology at the University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute, will present at the September Med School Café.

His lecture, titled "The Gut Microbiota and Cancer Immunotherapy," will be held on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at the Strada Patient Care Center Conference Room on the first floor. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the presentation will begin at noon.

Dr. Frankel will discuss how specific gut bacteria or probiotics can enhance cancer immunotherapy by stimulating dendritic cells leading to more tumor cytotoxic T lymphocytes.

The Med School Café lecture and lunch are provided free of charge, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, contact Kim Partridge at (251) 460-7770 or

Med School Café is a free community lecture series sponsored by the USA Physicians Group. Each month, faculty from the USA College of Medicine share their expertise on a specific medical condition, providing insight on the latest treatment available.

The Strada Patient Care Center is located at 1601 Center St. in Mobile.

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