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  • Emerging Approaches to Cancer Immunotherapy

    Monday, February 29, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented by the Cancer & Signaling Discussion Group

    After decades of slow progress and significant barriers in the clinical application of immunotherapy in cancer research, landmark findings from studies of this treatment for metastatic melanoma have ushered in a new era of oncological inquiry and medicine. Targeting the body’s immune system to detect and destroy cancer cells, cancer immunotherapy is now being applied to hematological malignancies, non-small cell lung cancer, and other solid tumors. Areas of promising investigation such as checkpoint blockade inhibitors, specific T cell engagers (bi-specific antibodies), tumor cell directed vaccines, and adoptive T-cell therapies are significantly altering treatment and outcomes. Yet, issues with identification of optimal target antigens, understanding of mechanisms of action, and strategies to combat treatment resistance remain barriers to an in-depth understanding of this cancer therapy.

    This symposium will convene leading experts in immunotherapy and immunology to discuss emerging approaches, challenges, and opportunities faced in this evolving field. Session topics will include: Biologics Based Therapies: Immune Checkpoint Modulators and Bi-Specific Antibodies and Cell Based Therapies: CAR-T Cell and Dendritic Cell Immunotherapy.

    *Reception to follow.

    Registration Pricing

    Member $60
    Student/Postdoc Member $25
    Nonmember (Academia) $105
    Nonmember (Corporate) $160
    Nonmember (Non-profit) $105
    Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow) $70

    This event will also be broadcast as a webinar; registration is required.

    Please note: Transmission of presentations via the webinar is subject to individual consent by the speakers. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that every speaker's presentation will be broadcast in full via the webinar. To access all speakers' presentations in full, we invite you to attend the live event in New York City when possible.

    Webinar Pricing

    Member $30
    Student/Postdoc Member $15
    Nonmember (Academia) $65
    Nonmember (Corporate) $85
    Nonmember (Non-profit) $65
    Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow) $45

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