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Welcome to the Empowered Patient Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  This show is a window into the latest innovations in digital health and the changing dynamic between doctors and patients.

Topics on the show include

  • the emergence of precision medicine and breakthroughs in genomics
  • advances in biopharmaceuticals
  • age-related diseases and aging in place
  • using big data from wearables and sensors
  • transparency in the medical marketplace
  • challenges for connected health entrepreneurs

The audience includes researchers, medical professionals, patient advocates, entrepreneurs, patients, caregivers, solution providers, students, journalists, and investors.

May 25, 2021

Dr. Ian Walters is CEO of Portage Biotech is building a pipeline of novel immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer particularly for patients who do not respond to current therapies.  The key is stimulating a type of immune cell called invariant natural killer T-cell which works with the adaptive immune system to create a broad immune response and stronger immune surveillance to help stop cancer from forming in the body.

Having contributed to bringing five new blockbuster cancer drugs to patients, Ian and his team are working to hit all key components for every different tumor type for a long-term response and possible cure.  They think their drug could have potential in settings that wouldn't respond to just pure NK cell therapy.

#ImmunoOncology #Cancer #iNKT #biotech $PRTG

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Portage Biotech