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Posts tagged ‘SITC17 late breakers’

Last week we reviewed some of the promising oral late breaking abstracts and highlighted what to watch out for (W2W4) from our key selections.

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This week, it’s the turn of the poster late breakers to be in the spotlight.

There are several approaches worthy of highlighting, but as always, there are also some potential pitfalls for readers to be aware of.

After all, life in the oncology R&D fast lane is as never easy or predictable as the changing of the seasons.

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One of the biggest challenges that many people have in cancer research is spottng opportunities in a cosntantly swelling sea of data.

That situation gets ever more difficult as the year and cancer conference season goes on and a raft of new data evolves from not just monotherapy studies, but also combination trials.

Add in numerous tumour types and patient subsets…

And then there’s another layer (or five) of additional sophistication from newly emerging targets, different approaches undertaken and novel ideas explored.

Who want’s to play 3D chess?

It’s a little bit like slowly peeling an onion, strip by strip, until we get to the heart of the matter. This can take time. Meanwhile, preclinical data at previous meetings that many barely noticed at the time comes back to be looked at in a fresh light with newly emerging clinical data. And we start to see things quite diffferently with this new information.

Talking on the onion, we decided to kick off our annual SITC series ahead of the event next month with a look at five key presentations that should be interesting and advance the field in terms of potential impact.

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