A burning question in the field of cancer immunotherapy is how long do you have to give a checkpoint inhibitor for?
At the recent Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) annual meeting, new data presented by one of the leaders in the field, offered insight (from an unexpected direction) into what the answer to this question may be.
It has huge implications for cancer immunotherapy treatment and the many companies involved in this space.
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The 30th anniversary meeting of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (Twitter #SITC2015) starts today at National Harbor, MD just outside of Washington DC.
Congratulations to SITC on 30 years of Advancing Cancer Immunotherapy Worldwide!
It’s an unusually packed conference season this month with the AACR-NCI-EORTC Molecular Targets (#Targets15) meeting in Boston unfortunately clashing with SITC 2015. In previous years, the Triple meeting has been held in late October, something we hope it will return to in future.
Many of the leading cancer immunologists are at National Harbor…
In our latest conference preview post, we’ve taken a quick look at some of the late breaker and poster abstracts of note and will cover the main oral presentations at the end of each day, so do check back daily for more news and views.
As subscribers already know, we generally provide most of our commentary and analysis after a meeting when we’ve had a chance to hear the data, “kick the tyres” and talk to researchers. However, for those who can’t be at SITC, we will be writing a “top-line”post at the end of each day to give you a flavor of what’s hot at SITC 2015 and our initial impressions of the data we heard.
We typically generate a separate page for each conference we cover, so you can find the SITC 2015 coverage here; it includes some additional posts that make for background reading.
Wednesday’s program at National Harbor starts off with a Global Regulatory Summit (which we’ll miss due to travel) and an International Symposium on Cancer Immunotherapy later in the afternoon.
The weather looks like it’s going to be quite delightful at National Harbor – hopefully the meeting room won’t be as frigid as last year – and in addition to the great science, we’re look forward to meeting up with those of our subs who are here too!
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