Keystone Symposia: Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy

Venue: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jan 27, 2013 End Date/Time: Feb 01, 2013
Early Registration Date: Nov 27, 2012
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The recent FDA approvals of Provenge® as the first therapeutic cancer vaccine and Ipilimumab® as the first monoclonal antibody that blocks negative immune regulation are landmark achievements that highlight substantive progress in cancer immunology. These novel treatments derive from the cumulative insights of basic and translational scientists into the mechanisms of protective tumor immunity in cancer patients. Advances in genetic, cellular, and biochemical technologies have dramatically increased our understanding of the pathways through which the host responds to cancer. Tumor-host interactions in the microenvironment are increasingly recognized to play a critical role in determining disease inhibition or promotion. This Keystone Symposia meeting will bring together leading cancer immunologists to discuss their most recent insights into immune recognition, regulation, tumor escape, and therapeutic manipulation. Emerging areas of cancer metabolism and material science engineering that relate to cancer immunology will be highlighted. The integration of basic and clinical aspects of tumor immunity in this meeting should stimulate interest from a wide array of investigators and students. The concurrent meeting on Antibodies as Drugs will underscore the increasing connections between these fields, and potentially accelerate the development of new cancer immunotherapies.