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Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy

, Volume 59, Issue 9, pp 1417–1423 | Cite as

CIMT 2009: report on the seventh annual meeting of the association for immunotherapy of cancer

June 3–5, Mainz, Germany
  • Mustafa DikenEmail author
  • Melanie Widenmeyer
  • Cécile Gouttefangeas
  • Marij J. P. Welters
  • Cedrik M. Britten
Meeting Report
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CIMT 2009 was the seventh annual meeting organized by the Cancer Immunotherapy (CIMT) Association and attracted an audience of about 400 international scientists to meet in Mainz and discuss recent developments in the field of cancer immunotherapy. Focus of this year’s meeting were basic and translational aspects of antigen-specific immunotherapy and the monitoring of immune responses with three dedicated sessions organized by the recently founded committee of the CIMT Immunoguiding Program (CIP). The newly initiated CIMT working group on regulatory research organized a session dedicated to regulatory aspects of drug development in which perspectives from academia, consultants, industry and regulatory authorities were presented. The current meeting report summarizes selected presentations providing a broad overview on the scientific content covered at the meeting.

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank Dr. B.P. Davies (Mainz, Germany) for carefully proof reading the meeting report.

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© Springer-Verlag 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mustafa Diken
    • 1
    Email author
  • Melanie Widenmeyer
    • 2
  • Cécile Gouttefangeas
    • 2
  • Marij J. P. Welters
    • 3
  • Cedrik M. Britten
    • 1
  1. 1.III. Medical Department of University Medical CenterJohannes Gutenberg-UniversityMainzGermany
  2. 2.Department of ImmunologyUniversity of TübingenTübingenGermany
  3. 3.Department of Immunohematology and Blood TransfusionLeiden University Medical CenterLeidenThe Netherlands

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