LIVE Symposium

Monday, October 23, 2023
1:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern Time

The immune system plays a large role in a body’s fight against cancer, but tumors can avoid the immune response. Scientists work to restore anti-cancer immune activity by augmenting existing immune mechanisms and circumventing tumor immune-evasion strategies.

In this virtual symposium brought to you by The Scientist, an expert panel will examine immunotherapies and other immune-supporting strategies that help prevent, control, and eliminate cancer.

Symposium program

1:00 PM – Introduction

1:10 PM – Mapping Out Immune Cells in Cancer Using Spatially Resolved Transcriptomics

Joakim Lundeberg, PhD

1:45 PM – Mass Spectrometry Approaches for Identifying Immunotherapeutic Targets in Cancer: Not Just Scratching the Surface

Arun Wiita, PhD

2:20 PM – Leveraging the Tumor-Stroma-Immune Interface to Improve B-T Cell Crosstalk in Tertiary Lymphoid Structures

Tallia Bruno, PhD 

 2:55 PM – Tumor-derived Immune Dysfunction Spreading to the Lymph Node

Ed Roberts, PhD

3:20 PM - Open panel Q&A session
Nathan Ni from The Scientist's Creative Services Team will be joined by the entire panel in an open question and answer session where presenters will address questions posed by the audience.

Joakim Lundeberg, PhD

Joakim Lundeberg, PhD
Science for Life Laboratory
KTH Royal Institute of Technology


Arun Wiita, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Laboratory Medicine
Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
University of California, San Francisco

Tullia C. Bruno, PhD

Tullia C. Bruno, PhD
Assistant Professor
Tumor Microenvironment Center
Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Program
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Department of Immunology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Ed Roberts

Ed Roberts, PhD
Group Leader
School of Cancer Sciences
CRUK Scotland Institute and University of Glasgow


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