Interrogating the Tumor-Specific Surfaceome for Immune Targeting Workshop

April 23–24, 2020 • San Diego

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  • Samir M. Hanash, MD, PhD – The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Avery D. Posey Jr., PhD – University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) invites you to attend the workshop, Interrogating the Tumor-Specific Surfaceome for Immune Targeting. Scheduled for April 23-24, 2020, at the Hotel Republic in San Diego, this SITC workshop will focus on the tumor cell surfaceome and the many opportunities that accompany it for the development of future immunotherapies and maximization of existing techniques. By bringing together experts on the topic from a variety of fields including medical oncology, bioinformatics, cancer biology, genetics/epigenetics, immunology, and many others, the workshop will facilitate increased discussion in this important area.

Concepts ranging from the basic biology of cancer cell surface molecules to applications of drugs and cellular therapies targeting novel surface markers will be discussed, with the goal of defining the future direction of the field. It is anticipated that the efforts of this workshop will fuel innovative collaborations, disseminate important knowledge to the rest of the immunotherapy field, and help assure the continued growth of immunotherapy treatments as a whole.

Topics to be discussed during this workshop will include:

  • Current issues in immunotherapy and how the surfaceome can help
  • Cancer cell transformation and its impact on the surfaceome
  • “Omics” technologies and the surfaceome
  • Tumor neoantigens – canonical and non-canonical
  • Extracellular vesicles
  • Post-translational modifications
  • Normal tissue expression of identified targets
  • Application of vaccines, T cell therapies, and other immunotherapies to cancer cell surface targets

Workshop Target Audience

  • Academic and industrial researchers from a variety of fields including medical oncology, bioinformatics, cancer biology, genetics/epigenetics, and immunology, among others

Learning Objectives

  • Define the cancer cell surfaceome and describe techniques used to investigate the surfaceome
  • Summarize methods to evaluate the normal tissue expression of identified tumor surfaceome targets
  • Discuss the application and development of immunotherapies and other cancer therapies for cancer cell surface targets

Online Registration Deadline: April 20, 2020, at 5 p.m. EST

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Hotel Republic San Diego
421 W B St.
San Diego, CA 92101

Book your hotel by Monday, March 30.