Progress in Vaccination against Cancer - 2023 (PIVAC-23)

A special issue of Onco (ISSN 2673-7523).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2024 | Viewed by 351

Special Issue Editors

Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Center, Cancer Research Center, Saint Savas Cancer Hospital, 171 Alexandras Avenue, 11522 Athens, Greece
Interests: Immune genes in tumor microenvironment; tumor antigen-specific T-cell receptor frequencies in tumor microenvironment; targeted therapies for cancer; biomarkers
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Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Center, Cancer Research Center, Saint Savas Cancer Hospital, Athens, Greece
Interests: cancer biomarkers; regulation of adaptive antitumor immunity; immune resistance mechanisms; Immune-based therapies for cancer; cancer stem cells
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to the next PIVAC meeting, entitled “The 23rd International Conference on Progress in Vaccination Against Cancer” (PIVAC-23), which will be held from 28th to 30th September 2023 at the Saint Savas Cancer Hospital, 171 Alexandras avenue, Athens, Greece. PIVAC-23 aims to connect scientists working in translational and clinical cancer research for three days of presentations on the most recent advances in the following fields: (i) immunotherapies (cellular, immune checkpoint blockade, vaccines); (ii) innate immunity and tumor control; (iii) host–tumor interactions in the tumor microenvironment; (iv) in vitro and in vivo models for cancer immunotherapies; (v) combinational cancer therapy approaches; and (vi) prognostic and predictive biomarkers in tumors and immune cells.

The website of PIVAC 23 is

You are cordially invited to submit your unpublished original work attending to recent advances in all aspects of computational methods related to cancer research for the following topics:

  1. cancer biomarkers for prognosis and prediction
  2. understanding TCR specificity and cross-reactivity for predicting epitope immunogenicity
  3. the tumor microenvironment and regulation of antitumor immunity
  4. immunotherapies and immune resistance
  5. cancer immunotherapies

Dr. Constantin N. Baxevanis
Dr. Sotirios P. Fortis
Dr. Maria Goulielmaki
Guest Editors

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  • cancer immunotherapy
  • cancer vaccines
  • immune resistance
  • tumor microenvironment
  • biomarkers

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