Show Date(s)

Online or At Box Office or By Phone

Due to an ongoing MSD project, 6th Street between Main Street and River Road will be one way southbound until November 30.  Patrons will only be able to access The Kentucky Center Garage via River Road.  Please allow extra time for your commute. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Select Date

  • Charles Graeber on Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 PM, Bomhard Theater
    Buy Tickets
  • Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s): Thursday, November 15th @ 7:00 PM
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: Tickets are $25.00* Interview | $120.00* Dinner and Interview
    *sales tax not included
  • Running Time: 1 hour with Q&A following
  • Access Services: Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System
    502-566-5111 (V) or 502-566-5140 (TTY)?
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    • Hearing

The University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum series is produced by Mary Moss Greenebaum, and is sponsored by Brown-Forman, and The Humana Foundation.

Each live Kentucky Author Forum is taped by KET; the Forum interviews air as "Great Conversations" on PBS member stations nationwide.


SCENE at the Center, our small plates eatery, offers bar and food service two hours prior to most performances in Whitney Hall and the Bomhard Theater. Kitchen service ends as the curtain rises, but beverage service will continue throughout the performances and extend through midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.

Show Details

The University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum presents
Charles Graeber
Author of THE BREAKTHROUGH: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer
Dr. Thomas Gajewski, Interviewer

Charles Graeber, award-winning journalist and the author of the Edgar-nominated New York Times bestseller The Good Nurse, details the astonishing scientific discovery of the code to unleashing the human immune system to fight -- and possibly even cure -- cancer.

In THE BREAKTHROUGH, Graeber guides readers through the revolutionary scientific research bringing immunotherapy out of the realm of the miraculous and into the forefront of twenty-first-century medical science. As advances in the fields of cancer research and the human immune system continue to fuel a therapeutic arms race among biotech and pharmaceutical research centers around the world, the next step, harnessing the wealth of new information to create modern and more effective patient therapies, is unfolding at an unprecedented pace, rapidly redefining our relationship with this all-too-human disease.

Thomas Gajewski, MD, PhD is a Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Medicine. He oversees the melanoma oncology clinic, is Leader of the Immunology and Cancer Program at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center and directs the Human Immunologic Monitoring core facility. Dr. Gajewski received the 2017 William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Tumor Immunology citing how his overall body of work has enhanced our understanding of the interactions between tumors, immune cells, and other factors that play a role in the immune response to cancer.

6:00 PM – Carmichael's Book Sale in the North Lobby- Wine & Cheese provided by Brown-Forman
7:00 PM – Interview in the Bomhard Theater
8:00 PM – Audience Q & A
A $25 ticket includes the above three events
8:30 PM – Dinner in honor of the Author will take place at KMAC
A $120* package ticket includes the above three events plus dinner with author & interviewer

*$50 tax deductible, with proceeds to nonprofit Kentucky Author Forum-contact Author Forum for info at 589-2884 or
Kentucky Center Members, order through the Hotlines to receive your FULL BENEFITS, including waived fees. MembersFirst ($100-499 donors), call (502) 566-5144. CenterCircle Members ($500+), call (502) 566-5195. Hotlines are open M-F, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Members can purchase tickets for this show starting Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 9:00 AM by calling the Membership Hotline.