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Osher LLI at FAU Presents William Sharfman, M.D.

kami-barrett-batchelder/ | Tue Feb 11, 2020

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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter will present a lecture by William Sharfman, M.D., director of cutaneous oncology and clinical co-director for oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute complex at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter.

Sharfman’s lecture, “Resetting the Immune System to Eradicate Melanoma,” will address how advances in the understanding of the immune system have led to immune therapies that put about 50 percent of patients with advanced melanoma in long remissions. He will discuss possible reasons why immune therapies don’t work in all patients and the unique side effects that immune therapy patients may experience.

Sharfman earned his M.D. from the College of Medicine and Life Sciences at the University of Toledo. He completed his residency at Cleveland Clinic and performed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at Cleveland Clinic. His areas of clinical expertise include cutaneous oncology, dermatology, gastrointestinal cancers and immunotherapy.

Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for non-members. For more information, contact the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at 561-799-8547 or visit