Perspectives in immunotherapy: Meeting report from the Immunotherapy Bridge (29-30 November, 2017, Naples, Italy)

Paolo A. Ascierto, James Brugarolas, Luigi Buonaguro, Lisa H. Butterfield, David Carbone, Bruno Daniele, Robert Ferris, Bernard A. Fox, Jérôme Galon, Cesare Gridelli, Howard L. Kaufman, Christopher A. Klebanoff, Ignacio Melero, Paul Nathan, Chrystal M. Paulos, Marco Ruella, Ryan Sullivan, Hassane Zarour, Igor Puzanov

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Abstract

Immunotherapy represents the third important wave in the history of the systemic treatment of cancer after chemotherapy and targeted therapy and is now established as a potent and effective treatment option across several cancer types. The clinical success of anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen (CTLA)-4, first, and anti-programmed death (PD)-1/PD-ligand (L)1 agents in melanoma and other cancers a few years later, has encouraged increasing focus on the development of other immunotherapies (e.g. monoclonal antibodies with other immune targets, adoptive cell transfer, and vaccines), with over 3000 immuno-oncology trials ongoing, involving hundreds of research institutes across the globe. The potential use of these different immunotherapeutic options in various combinations with one another and with other treatment modalities is an area of particular promise. The third Immunotherapy Bridge meeting (29-30 November, 2017, Naples, Italy) focused on recent advances in immunotherapy across various cancer types and is summarised in this report.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number69
JournalJournal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 11 2018

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Keywords

  • Adoptive cell transfer combination therapy
  • Biomarkers
  • Cancer vaccines
  • Checkpoint inhibitors
  • Immunotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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