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CICON15 Report from Day 1 – Blog

Times Square in Manhattan today was home to a different sort of blockbuster show, as 1,400 of the world’s most talented immunologists converged on the Big Apple for the inaugural International Cancer Immunotherapy…

CICON15 Report from Day 2 – Blog

Every year for the past 40 years, the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) has given an award to scientists in honor of the late William B. Coley, M.D., considered the Father of Cancer Immunotherapy. It’s become a tradition…

CICON15 Report from Day 3 – Blog

Today’s sessions at the inaugural International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference focused on four main areas: viruses and cancer; biomarkers; imaging immune responses; and the microbiome. I won’t be able to report on all…

CICON15 Report from Day 4 – Blog

Much of this conference has focused on using immunotherapy to treat cancer. Today, we heard from several investigators who are working on the other end of the equation: developing ways to prevent cancer. This includes…

CICON16: Corrupted by Cancer – Blog

Cancer is incredibly difficult to treat because it’s not just cancer cells we’re up against. It’s the cancer cells, plus all the other non-cancer cells, including some immune cells, that the tumor has corrupted and…

CICON16: Bacteria and Cancer Immunity

Following up on our previous post from the CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR Second International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference in New York City, which covered the tumor microenvironment, we now turn to the another important factor…

CICON16: The Power of Combinations

On Day 3 of CICON16, the name of the game was combinations. Single treatments work against some cancers, especially if they’re caught early, but they’re often ineffective against advanced tumors. Moving forward, experts…

The Future of Cancer Immunotherapy

The Second International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference (CICON16), themed Translating Science Into Survival, explored a wide range of immunotherapy strategies that are grounded in science and improving patients’ lives.…

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