Primer on Tumor Immunology and Biological Therapy of Cancer

October 30, 2003
Hyatt Regency
Bethesda, MD

Robert O. Dillman, MD
Hoag Cancer Center, Newport Beach, CA
Elizabeth Repasky, PhD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY

This program is designed for health care professionals, industry scientists, graduate students and fellows. A series of basic science and clinical presentations will provide a state-of-the-art review of biological products that are FDA approved for cancer therapy, an introduction to clinical trials, and an overview of the current scientific paradigms in the fields of tumor biology, immunology, and molecular biology that are leading to new product development. Attendees will come away with a foundation that will facilitate critical assessment of presentations in the iSBTc Annual Meeting which follows the Primer.

7:55-8:00am
Welcome
8:00-8:45am Basic
biology of tumors: The challenge of biological therapy
Mark Dewhirst, VDM, PhD
8:45-9:00am Questions
and Discussion
9:00-9:45am Categories
of cancer biotherapy and general principles of clinical trial development
Robert Dillman, MD
9:45-10:00am Questions
and Discussion
10:00-10:30am
Break
10:30-11:00am Principles of Tumor Vaccination (25 min +5 q/a)
Elizabeth Repasky, PhD
11:00-11:30am Heat
Shock Proteins-Principles and Applications
Antoine Menoret, PhD
11:30am-12:00pm Clinical
Trials with Cancer Vaccines
Robert Dillman, MD
12:00-12:15pm
Questions
and Discussion
12:15-1:00pm
Lunch
1:00-1:30pm
Humoral
Immunity and Antibodies
Paul Sondel, MD, PhD
1:30-2:00pm
Monoclonal
Antibodies as Cancer Therapy
Robert Dillman, MD
2:00-2:15pm
Questions
and Discussion
2:15-2:45pm
Cytokines
Defined
Jon Wigginton, MD
2:45-3:15pm Cytokines
as Cancer Therapy
Robert Dillman, MD
3:15-3:30pm Questions
and Discussion
3:30-4:00pm Break
4:00-4:30pm
Cellular Components of the Immune Response
Julie Ostberg, PhD
4:30-5:00pm Adoptive
Cellular Therapy in the Treatment of Malignancy
Crystal MacKall, MD
5:00-5:15pm Questions
and Discussion
5:15pm ADJOURN

Co-Chairs:

Robert O. Dillman, MD
Hoag Cancer Center
Newport Beach, CA

Elizabeth A. Repasky, PhD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, NY

Speakers

Mark W. Dewhirst, PhD, DVM
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Robert O. Dillman, MD
Hoag Cancer Center
Newport Beach, CA

Crystall L. Mackall, MD
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD

Antoine Menoret, PhD
University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, CT

Julie R. Ostberg, PhD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, NY

Elizabeth A. Repasky, PhD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, NY

Paul Sondel, MD, PhD
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Jon M. Wigginton, MD
National Cancer Institute
Frederick, MD

Registration Fees
$250 – Industry Representatives*
$250 – Non-Members*
$200 – Members*
$200 – Allied Health Professionals*
$125 – Students/Fellows-in-Training
* Discounts available

Registration is limited to 200 people.