Several groups have banded together to produce the first CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference (Twitter #cicon15) which focuses on the science underlying the immune system as it relates to cancer. You can view the program agenda here.
These groups include the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Cancer Research Institute (CRI), Association for Cancer Immunotherapy (CIMT), the European Academy of Tumor Immunology (EATI).
We’ll hopefully be covering key abstracts at this event over the next few days and reporting on not only what the data is, but also the broader significance of the findings.
It’s a funny old world sometimes… I was planning to post a mini series on immuno-oncology presentations from ESMO this week and review what we had learned from the new data, good and not so good. This morning’s sudden announcement from Genentech regarding their latest collaboration is therefore rather timely:
“An exclusive worldwide licensing agreement and research collaboration with NewLink Genetics for the discovery and development of IDO (indoleamine-(2,3)-dioxygenase) pathway inhibitors for the potential treatment of cancer.”
There are a number of reasons why they might do this that make a lot of solid scientific sense. To learn more about our insights, subscribers can sign in or you can sign up in the box below.