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Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

Adoptive cell therapy in patients with solid malignancies

Presenter Details
Parisa Malekzadeh, MD
Parisa Malekzadeh, MD
Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellow
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Malekzadeh received her medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. During her surgical training at Eastern Virginia Medical School, she completed a immunotherapy/surgical oncology research fellowship under Steven Rosenberg, MD, PhD, at the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute. 

As a immunotherapy fellow, she was extensively involved in clinical trials, treating patients with therapeutic cancer vaccines, immune checkpoint modulation and adoptive cell therapies. As a research fellow, she initiated a novel hypothesis-driven line of investigation analyzing the immunogenicity of TP53 mutations in patients with solid malignancies. Her contribution resulted in a clinical trial investigating the role of adoptive cell therapy in TP53 mutation reactive T cells in patients with metastatic epithelial cancers. 

Learning Objectives

Overall Series Objectives:

  • Incorporate into practice intraoperative teaching and feedback to improve operative performance.
  • Incorporate cutting-edge surgical techniques and patient management strategies. 
  • Incorporate into practice results from recent randomized-controlled trials/studies.
  • Communicate operative knowledge effectively to peers.
CME Credit/Disclaimer

Accreditation Statement:
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosure Statement(s): All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity. 

8:00 am to 9:00 am
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 8:00am


Tucson area
Arizona Health Sciences Center
Room 5403
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85724


Lindsey Aragon
College of Medicine – Tucson
Department of Surgery
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