Perspectives in immunotherapy: Meeting report from the "Immunotherapy Bridge", Napoli, December 5th 2015

Paolo A. Ascierto, Maria Libera Ascierto, Silvia Formenti, Sacha Gnjatic, Hans Hammers, Vera Hirsh, Rolf Kiessling, Ignacio Melero, Rita Nanda, Graham Pawelec, Sandro Pignata, Pedro Romero, Daniel E. Speiser, Bernard A. Fox, Francesco M. Marincola

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Abstract

Harnessing the immune system and preventing immune escape, the immunotherapy of cancer provides great potential for clinical application, in broad patient populations, achieving both conventional and unconventional clinical responses. After the substantial advances in melanoma, the focus of cancer immunotherapy has expanded to include many other cancers. Targeting immune checkpoints and further mechanisms used by tumors to avoid anticancer immunity, different approaches are under evaluation, including combination therapies. The first Immunotherapy Bridge meeting focused on various cancer types including melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer, renal cell, breast and ovarian carcinoma, and discussed mechanisms of action of single agents and combination strategies, and the prediction of clinical responses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number62
JournalJournal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 18 2016

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Cancer Research
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Immunology

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Ascierto, P. A., Ascierto, M. L., Formenti, S., Gnjatic, S., Hammers, H., Hirsh, V., Kiessling, R., Melero, I., Nanda, R., Pawelec, G., Pignata, S., Romero, P., Speiser, D. E., Fox, B. A., & Marincola, F. M. (2016). Perspectives in immunotherapy: Meeting report from the "Immunotherapy Bridge", Napoli, December 5th 2015. Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer, 4(1), [62]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40425-016-0168-3