Home > Medical > Cancer > Cancer treatment 21 October 2013 Advances in cancer immunotherapy under spotlight Nearly 900 of the world's top cancer researchers and scientists are to discuss cutting-edge treatments and advances in cancer immunotherapy. 0 Pin It Shutterstock Related Greater risk of oesophageal cancer in overweight teens Promising blood test for cancer detection Radiation overused in prostate cancer Quiz Cancer: are you at risk? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Am I eating to optimise my health? » Subscribe Newsletters » Marijuana used for medical benefits Living with breast cancer part 1: Samantha's story Top cancer researchers and scientists are to attend the 28th annual scientific meeting and associated programmes to highlight cancer treatment next month.The researchers and experts in the cancer immunotherapy field will present cutting-edge findings and define the state of the art field of cancer immunotherapy, which has developed significantly over the course of this year. The congress will be held from 7 November in National Harbor, just outside Washington.Among the topics under discussion will be a workshop on personalised cancer immunotherapy; basic coverage on tumour immunology and cancer immunotherapy, as well as technological advances in genomics, proteomics and immunophenotyping and what this means for improving cancer patient outcomes.A symposium on predictive biomarkers in PD-L1 tumours will also take place.It will give scientists and researchers the opportunity to forge strategic partnerships as well as intimate channels of discussion on current clinical trials; methodologies and new initiatives in tumour immunology and cancer immunotherapy between basic and clinical researchers, regulatory agencies and the biotech/pharmaceutical industry. The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, founded in 1984, is a non-profit organisation of clinicians, researchers, students, post-doctoral fellows and allied health professionals dedicated to improving cancer patient outcomes by advancing the development and application of cancer immunotherapy through interaction.More information available at www.sitcancer.org.Photo about petri dish from Shutterstock More in Medical Hyperthermia: turning the heat up on cancer More: CancerCancer treatment advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news News What we know about Reeva’s Injuries Fitness How much protein do exercisers need? Lifestyle Blood spatter analysis – how it works Parenting Some parents prefer mobiles to kids at mealtimes Lifestyle Flood warnings for large parts of SA Lifestyle Gases that damage ozone layer found in ice and air From our sponsors Recovery after exercise is an essential part of any workout What is Metabolic Syndrome? Could you have it? Eyecare for computer users Treet-It Anti-Lice aiding schools in the prevention of Head Lice Live healthier Beware of the danger! » Asthma danger zones 13 danger zones Teen dangers 21 dangerous things people do Here are 21 things people do without thinking. But they are dangerous, and could kill you or the people around you. Preventing HIV » Male screening tests HIV protective shots HIV vaccine Vaginal ring to prevent pregnancy, HIV and herpes A new vaginal ring, similar to existing birth control rings, promises to provide months of protection against pregnancy, HIV and herpes.