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Keystone Symposia: Cancer Vaccines
20 Jan 2019 - 24 Jan 2019 • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Abstract:
The success of immunotherapy in the treatment of cancer patients has proved the long-standing hypothesis that endogenous adaptive immune responses against the tumor can be harnessed to mediate protection by immune checkpoint blockade. This approach has shown impressive control of disease and improved survival in up to 50% of patients with certain tumors. Genetic and immune analysis of human cancers suggests that one mechanism of resistance to immune checkpoint blockade may be due to lack of tumor-specific T cells. In principle, vaccines have the potential to overcome this defect by either expanding low-level existing tumor-specific T cell responses or priming tumor-specific T cells. Recent advances in next-generation sequencing have improved our understanding of defining cancer antigens. Application of this will require vaccine delivery approaches that can induce potent and broad T cell immunity in an efficient manner for personalized therapy. This Keystone Symposia conference will highlight recent insights in the characterization of immunogenic cancer antigens, the biology and underlying mechanisms of T cell priming, and the development of novel approaches designed to expand T cell responses. Part of the meeting will also be devoted to the development of technologies to monitor T cell responses in response to immune interventions.
Contact:
Attendee Services;     Phone: [970.262.1230];     Email: info@keystonesymosia.org
Topics:
Drug development, cancer antigens, vaccines, T cell immunity
Event listing ID:
1136686
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Keystone Symposia: Cancer Immunotherapy - Mechanistic Insights to Improve Clinical Benefit
10 Mar 2019 - 14 Mar 2019 • Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Abstract:
Cancer immunotherapy is now an established field that has led to remarkable clinical benefit for a subset of patients. However, a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of response and resistance to current immunotherapy strategies is needed to help develop new treatments that will increase the number of patients who will benefit. This conference will explore mechanisms related to response and resistance, including novel methodologies to identify these mechanisms, and provide insights into new targets and combinatorial therapies that are being developed.
Contact:
Attendee Services;     Phone: [970.262.1230];     Email: info@keystonesymposia.org
Topics:
immunology, cancer, immunotherapy, drug development
Event listing ID:
1139314
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Keystone Symposia: Epigenetics and Human Disease
17 Mar 2019 - 21 Mar 2019 • Banff, Alberta, Canada
Abstract:
Epigenetics is a major mechanism in human health and disease. Data from a range of diseases (cancer, neurological and immunological disorders) have uncovered altered epigenomes arising from mutations, altered expression and/or copy number alterations of numerous epigenetic factors (histones, DNA and chromatin modifying enzymes, reader proteins, chromatin modulators and noncoding RNAs). Genome-wide analyses have illustrated the relationship between altered epigenetic states (e.g., modified DNA, histones and chromatin packaging) and disease onset and progression. Furthermore, both local and long-range nuclear chromatin architecture are increasingly recognized as major contributors to normal and pathologic epigenetic states. This conference, held jointly with the “3D Genome” conference, will cover the most current knowledge of epigenetic events modulating nuclear function (gene expression regulation, enhancer modulation, domains and structural organization as well as cell division and differentiation), while relating this to normal and disease models.
Contact:
Attendee Services;     Phone: [970.262.1230];     Email: info@keystonesymposia.org
Topics:
DNA, noncoding RNAs, chromatin, genetics, genomics, molecular biology, cancer
Event listing ID:
1156389

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