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Cancer immunotherapy achieves breakthrough status: 12th annual meeting of the association for cancer immunotherapy (CIMT), Mainz, Germany, May 6–8, 2014

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Abbreviations

Ab:

Antibody

ACT:

Adoptive cellular transfer

ADCC:

Antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity

ATG:

Anti-thymocyte globulin

BTN3A1:

Butyrophilin 3A1

CAR:

Chimeric antigen receptor

CIMT:

Association for Cancer Immunotherapy

CIP:

CIMT Immunoguiding Program

CT:

Cancer–testis

CTLA-4:

Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4

CTL:

Cytotoxic T lymphocytes

CTX:

Cyclophosphamide

DNAM-1:

DNAX Accessory Molecule-1

FasL:

Fas ligand

IFA:

Incomplete Freud’s adjuvant

IL-10:

Interleukin 10

LP:

Long peptides

PD-1:

Programmed cell death 1

PD-L1:

Programmed death-ligand 1

PGE2:

Prostaglandin E2

RRG:

CIMT Regulatory Research group

SP:

Short peptides

Teff:

T effector cells

TERS:

TCR-engineered reference samples

TIGIT:

T cell immunoreceptor with Ig and ITIM domains

Treg:

T regulatory cells

VEGF-A:

Vascular endothelial growth factor A

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to thank Christiane Wellié-Reeve (Mainz, Germany) for carefully proof reading the meeting report. Selected sessions of the CIMT meeting were made possible by research grants from the German Bundesministerium für Bildung and Forschung (BMBF Grant: 031A018). The CIMT working group CIP receives support for educational activities by the Wallace Coulter Foundation (Florida, USA).

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. Cedrik M. Britten has been the co-organizer of the meeting. Björn-Philipp Kloke has been the co-organizer of the CIMT Endeavour workshop.

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This meeting report is a summary of presentations from the Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Association for Cancer Immunotherapy, CIMT 2014, published together with a series of Focussed Research Reviews based on lectures given at the conference.

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Kloke, BP., Mahr, A., Jabulowsky, R.A. et al. Cancer immunotherapy achieves breakthrough status: 12th annual meeting of the association for cancer immunotherapy (CIMT), Mainz, Germany, May 6–8, 2014. Cancer Immunol Immunother 64, 923–930 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00262-014-1643-7

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Keywords

  • CIMT 2014
  • Cancer immunotherapy
  • Cancer immunology
  • Tumor vaccination