Personalized Immunotherapy: The Immuno-Oncology Summit August 30-31 2016 Boston MA
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The CHI’S 4TH ANNUAL IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY SUMMIT – Personalized Immunotherapy
Personalized Oncology in the Genomic Era: Expanding the Druggable Space
Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN
will be streaming LIVE from the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston, MA
TUESDAY | AUGUST 30
4:00 A New Era of Personalized Therapy: Using Tumor Neoantigens to Unlock the Immune System
Matthew J. Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Translational Medicine, Neon Therapeutics, Inc.
Neon Therapeutics, Inc. launched in 2015 to focus on advancing neoantigen biology to improve cancer patient care. A neoantigen-based product engine will allow Neon to develop further treatment modalities including next-generation vaccines and T cell therapies targeting both personalized as well as shared neoantigens. The company’s first trial will launch later this year investigating the combination of a personalized, vaccine with nivolumab in advanced Melanoma, NSCLC, and Bladder Cancer.
4:30 Emerging Innate Immune Targets for Enhancing Adaptive Anti-Tumor Responses
Michael Rosenzweig, Ph.D., Executive Director, Biology-Discovery, IMR Early Discovery, Merck Research Laboratories
Novel cancer immunotherapies targeting T cell checkpoint proteins have emerged as powerful tools to induce profound, durable regression and remission of many types of cancer. Despite these advances, multiple studies have demonstrated that not all patients respond to these therapies, and the ability to predict which patients may respond is limited. Harnessing the innate immune system to augment the adaptive anti-tumor response represents an attractive target for therapy, which has the potential to enhance both the percentage and rate of response to checkpoint blockade.
5:00 Reading Tea Leaves:
The Dilemma of Prediction and Prognosis in Immunotherapy
Morganna Freeman, D.O., Associate Director, Melanoma & Cutaneous Oncology Program, The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute
With the rapid expansion of immunotherapeutics in oncology, scientifically significant advances have been made with both the depth and duration of antitumor responses. However, not all patients benefit, or quickly relapse, thus much scientific inquiry has been devoted to appropriate patient selection and how such obstacles might be overcome. While more is known about potential biomarkers, accurate prognostication persists as a knowledge gap, and efforts to bridge it will be discussed here.
Personalized Immunotherapy | The Immuno-Oncology Summit
Fueled with advances in genomic technologies, personalized oncology promises to innovate cancer therapy and target the previously undruggable space. Developments in immune checkpoint inhibitors, cancer vaccines, and adoptive T-cell therapies, as well as biomarker-driven immuno-oncology clinical trials, are enabling the next generation of cancer therapy. Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Inaugural Personalized Immunotherapy meeting brings together clinical immuno-oncologists and thought leaders from pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and leading academic teams to share research and case studies in implementing patient-centric approaches to using the immune system to beat cancer.
TUMOR NEOANTIGENS FOR PERSONALIZED IMMUNOTHERAPY
Basics of Personalized Immunotherapy: What Is a Good Antigen?
Novel Antibodies against Immunogenic Neoantigens
PD-1 Blockade in Tumors with Mismatch-Repair Deficiency
PERSONALIZED IMMUNOTHERAPY WITH CANCER VACCINES
Cancer Vaccines in the Era of Checkpoint Inhibitors
Developing Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Strategies for Prostate Cancer
Getting Very Personal: Fully Individualized Tumor Neoantigen-Based Vaccine Approaches to Cancer Therapy
Approaches to Assess Tumor Mutation Load for Selecting Patients for Cancer Immunotherapy
In situ Vaccination for Lymphoma
Immunotherapy Using Ad5 [E1-, E2b-] Vector Vaccines in the Cancer MoonShot 2020 Program
PERSONALIZED CELL THERAPY
Integration of Natural Killer-Based Therapy into the Treatment of Lymphoma
Dendritic Cells: Personalized Cancer Vaccines and Inducers of Multi-Epitope-Specific T Cells for Adoptive Cell Therapy
Mesothelin-Targeted CAR T-Cell Therapy for Solid Tumors
Synthetic Regulation of T Cell Therapies Adds Safety and Enhanced Efficacy to Previously Unpredicted Therapies
Long-Term Relapse-Free Survival of Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Receiving a Telomerase- Engineered Dendritic Cell Immunotherapy
Activated and Exhausted Tumor Infiltrating B Cells in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Present Antigen and Influence the Phenotype of CD4 Tumor Infiltrating T Cells
About the Immuno-Oncology Summit
CHI’s 4th Annual Immuno-Oncology Summit has been designed to support a coordinated effort by industry players to bring commercial immunotherapies and immunotherapy combinations through clinical development and into the market. This weeklong, nine-meeting set will include topics ranging from early discovery through clinical development as well as emerging areas such as oncolytic virotherapy. Overall, this event will provide a focused look at how researchers are applying new science and technology in the development of the next generation of effective and safe immunotherapies.
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