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The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is to be congratulated on turning their annual in-person meeting into a virtual meeting at short notice.

With over 60,000 registered attendees, the meeting is a success and has set the standard for others to follow this year. While we all miss the opportunity to meet and network in-person, a virtual meeting does democratize access to science for scientists and researchers who can’t afford to travel or attend every year and we hope that live-streaming will continue in 2021 and beyond.

Since the sessions are available to watch for free on demand, we’re not repeating the data but like a postcard are instead focusing on what stood out for us, adding some pertinent commentary or context, as well some of our key take homes from a cancer new product development perspective.

Whether you agree, disagree, or thought differently about the presentations, we’re here to provoke thinking and critical discussion.

In this latest postcard from AACR20, we’re focusing on highlights from the adoptive cell therapy session taking place earlier today.

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There’s a lot of hype and noise of late surrounding the Iovance TIL therapy licensed under a CRADA from the NCI based on Dr Steven Rosenberg’s work.

Another Brick in the Wall for TIL therapies?

A few years ago many acadenics vehemently argued that TILs wouldn’t go much further than metastatic melanomas (cutaneous or uveal) and certainly there were dramatic responses seen from the before, during and after photos, as anyone who attended AACR in 2013 will attest.

Seven years on, the TIL topic is back in fashion again – is the hype justified or are the plaudits based more on a wing and a prayer?

We have some firm views to share on this topic…

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