November 29 - December 2, 2006
InterContinental Miami Hotel
In collaboration with the AACR Cancer Immunology Task Force
Alexander M. M. Eggermont, University Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Olivera J. Finn, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Louis M. Weiner, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
The AACR Special Conference on Tumor Immunology, developed in collaboration with the AACR Cancer Immunology Task Force, focused on an area of great opportunity for cancer prevention and therapy. The conference examined tumor immunology as a component of the complex tumor: host relationship and examined strategies to immunologically manipulate the host response.
Current state-of-the-art of tumor vaccine and adoptive T-cell transfer strategies, and the use of antibody therapy to stimulate adaptive immunity from the perspective of ultimately using such approaches to either treat established or high-risk, early-stage malignancies, or prevent cancer in individuals at high risk for cancer development were also addressed.
Nearly 300 scientists, researchers, and students from 20 different countries participated in the program. Session topics included Immune Surveillance of Tumor Growth; New Animal Models for Immunotherapy; The Immune System and the Tumor Microenvironment; Tumors as Non-Self; Immune Recognition and Tumor Growth Regulation; Tumor Antigen Procession, Presentation, and Costimulation; NK Cell Biology; Antibodies for Immunotherapy; and Vaccine Development. In addition to the invited talks in each session, short talks were presented from the 100+ abstracts submitted.
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