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 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 » Cancer in 3D 8 things that you didn't know caused 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 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 Medical Penis amputation instead of circumcision Medical Public and health workers urged to be on the lookout for people with Ebola symptoms News Fist bumps more hygienic than handshakes Medical Hospitalised woman dies of Ebola after taken to traditional healer Medical Could Ebola hit SA? Medical World Hepatitis Day: Organisations call on SA government to better prevent hepatitis B infection From our sponsors Occlusal disease, a modern day dental problem Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many. Live healthier Yoga » Exercise time? Yoga mats matter Yoga and sleep What yoga can do for you Yoga is a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.