This Month


TIME: 10:00 – 10:30 Coffee and Social Time
10:30 –11:00 – Business Meeting
         11:00 – 12:00 – Speaker/Presentation

        12700 SE 32nd St., Bellevue (Factoria area)
       Branch meetings are open to the public.


WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018


Dr. John Liao, M.D., PHD

Dr. John Liao, M.D., PHD, is a UW Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a gynecologic oncology surgeon and leads the program in the vaccine development for ovarian cancer, focused on preventing disease recurrence. He is presently conducting ovarian cancer research supported by the US Department of Defense and The Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research.

Described as revolutionary, immunotherapy harnesses a person’s own immune system to fight their cancers. Dr. Liao is studying the immune properties of cancer-associated genes, testing antibodies that stimulate immune responses, and bringing vaccines developed in laboratories to patients.  He is also leading clinical trials at UW using immune-based strategies to treat patients with ovarian cancer.  Dr. Liao will discuss current research on a vaccine focused on preventing recurrence.