Updated 16 March 2017

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.

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.

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