2019 Symposium Features Noteworthy Research on Immunotherapy for Cancer

For immediate release
March 1, 2019

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Ashley Yum
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SAN FRANCISCO – Nine studies exploring a variety of trends and approaches in immuno-oncology, including adaptive cell therapies, immune checkpoint inhibitors, the use of predictive biomarkers, and more, will be presented at the 2019 ASCO-SITC Clinical Immuno-Oncology Symposium. The meeting will take place February 28 – March 2 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, California.

Experts in immuno-oncology are available to comment on the studies below.

Abstract 30: The effect of adoptive transfer of ex vivo activated T cells on the efficacy and tumor penetrance of intravenously-administered CD3-engaging bispecific antibody.

Poster Session A
Thursday, February 28, 2019: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PT
Thursday, February 28, 2019: 6:00-7:00 p.m. PT
Golden Gate Hall, B2 Level

Patrick C. Gedeon, PhD
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina

 

Abstract 45: Epigenetic biomarkers for noninvasive detection of colorectal cancer.

Poster Session B
Friday, March 1, 2019: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PT
Friday, March 1, 2019: 5:30-6:30 p.m. PT
Golden Gate Hall, B2 Level

Dhruvajyoti Roy
Laboratory for Advanced Medicine, Inc.
Irvine, California

 

Abstract 74: Enhanced antitumor effect and lower viral reactivation with high doses of ex vivo expanded NK cells administered after haploidentical transplantation.

Oral Abstract Session C
Saturday, March 2, 2019: 10:45-10:55 a.m. PT
Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 8, Lower B2 Level

Stefan O. Ciurea, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas                                                                  

 

Abstract 99: Neoadjuvant atezolizumab in resectable NSCLC patients: Updated clinical and immunophenotyping results from a multicenter trial.

Welcome and General Session 1
Thursday, February 28, 2019: 9:30-9:40 a.m. PT
Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 8, Lower B2 Level

Filiz Oezkan, MD
The Ohio State University,
Arthur G. James Thoracic Cancer Center
Columbus, Ohio

 

Abstract 102: Characterizing the T cell repertoire in lung squamous cell premalignancy and its association with lesion outcome.

Oral Abstract Session A
Thursday, February 28, 2019: 1:30-1:40 p.m. PT
SF Marriott, Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 8, Lower B2 Level

Asaf Maoz, MD
Boston University School of Medicine/
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

 

Abstract 117: Checkpoint inhibitors in combination with chemotherapy for first-line treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs).

Poster Session A
Thursday, February 28, 2019: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PT
Thursday, February 28, 2019: 6:00-7:00 p.m. PT
Golden Gate Hall, B2 Level

Aung Tun, MBBS
Brooklyn Hospital Center
Brooklyn, New York

 

Abstract 120: Estimated costs of grade 3–4 all-cause and treatment-related adverse events for stage IV or recurrent non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the CheckMate 227 (CM-227) trial.

Poster Session A
Thursday, February 28, 2019: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PT
Thursday, February 28, 2019: 6:00-7:00 p.m. PT
Golden Gate Hall, B2 Level

David D. Stenehjem, PharmD
Department of Pharmacy Practice and
Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Minnesota
Duluth, Minnesota

 

Abstract 136: Safety and efficacy of cryopreserved autologous tumor infiltrating lymphocyte therapy (LN-144, lifileucel) in advanced metastatic melanoma patients previously treated with at least one prior systemic therapy.

Poster Session B
Friday, March 1, 2019: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PT
Friday, March 1, 2019: 5:30-6:30 p.m. PT
Golden Gate Hall, B2 Level

Amod Sarnaik, MD
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, Florida

 

Abstract 152: Isolation and characterization of exosomes from IDH mutant gliomas.

Poster Session B
Friday, March 1, 2019: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PT
Friday, March 1, 2019: 5:30-6:30 p.m. PT
Golden Gate Hall, B2 Level

Nils Ludwig, DMD
Department of Pathology,
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

2019 ASCO-SITC Clinical Immuno-Oncology Symposium News Planning Team:
Catherine S. Magid Diefenbach, MD, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO); Mario Sznol, MD, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC).

View the disclosures for the News Planning Team.

ATTRIBUTION TO THE 2019 ASCO-SITC CLINICAL IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY SYMPOSIUM IS REQUESTED IN ALL NEWS COVERAGE.

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About ASCO: 

Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) is committed to making a world of difference in cancer care. As the world’s leading organization of its kind, ASCO represents nearly 45,000 oncology professionals who care for people living with cancer. Through research, education, and promotion of the highest-quality patient care, ASCO works to conquer cancer and create a world where cancer is prevented or cured, and every survivor is healthy. ASCO’s Conquer Cancer Foundation supports the Society by funding groundbreaking research and education across cancer’s full continuum. Learn more at www.ASCO.org, explore patient education resources at www.Cancer.Net, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. The Society is led by President Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD, FACS, FASCO, of the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, and CEO Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FACP, FASCO. Learn more about ASCO.

About the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer:
The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) is the world’s leading member-driven organization specifically dedicated to improving cancer patient outcomes by advancing the science and application of cancer immunotherapy. Established in 1984, SITC, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, serves scientists, clinicians, academicians, patients, patient advocates, government representatives and industry leaders from around the world. Through educational programs that foster scientific exchange and collaboration, SITC aims to one day make the word “cure” a reality for cancer patients everywhere.

Learn more about SITC, its educational offerings and other resources.