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 » One year of cancer treatment in one minute Girl 'given' HIV to fight her cancer 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 Bestmed - offering you quality healthcare and freedom of choice Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover 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 Lifestyle Snail fever to decline due to climate change Mental health Laughter can be dangerous to some people Mental health Treating autism with intestinal worms Medical Eczema sufferers may react to skin lotions Medical Irregular heartbeat linked to depression Lifestyle Energy drinks and alcohol a bad combination From our sponsors Sense of community key to a meaningful and fulfilling retirement Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Live healthier Depression » Depression Depression and ageing Teen depression Depression: do you know the signs? One of the key roles you can play in the health of someone who is depressed or suffers from anxiety is to make sure they get the help they need. Here's what you need to know. Healthy dog » Dog weightloss Dog behaviour Overweight dogs Food not to feed your dog Feeding you dog 'human food' may be detrimental to its health.