Welcome to the European Association for Cancer Research
Europe’s membership association for cancer researchers

Defence is the Best Attack: Immuno-Oncology Breakthroughs

Barcelona, Spain : 9 - 11 October 2017


We are living in very exciting times in the context of molecular oncology and in particular in the field of immuno-oncology. A deeper understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in the interaction between the tumour and the immune system is revealing an attractive set of novel therapeutic approaches to treat cancer. With some pronounced recent successes in this field, this is fuelling aggressive investigation, leading to new questions and challenges.

In this conference, we will learn about the most recent advances in the field of immunotherapy from the basic science to clinical studies including the identification of novel targets; an improved understanding of the mechanisms of action of therapeutic interventions; as well as discussions about biomarkers of response to treatment and mechanisms of intrinsic and acquired resistance to immunotherapy.

Target audience

The target audience for this conference is basic and translational scientists and clinicians, both senior and young investigators that want to have a broad and detailed overview of the most recent advances in the field of immunotherapy.

Topics to be covered

  • Immune checkpoints

  • Immunoediting

  • Innate immune response

  • Microbioma and the immune system

  • CAR T cells

  • Vaccination

  • Biomarkers of response to immunotherapy

  • Mechanisms of resistance to immunotherapy

Scientific Programme Committee: Johanna Joyce, Ignacio Melero, Daniel Peeper, Joan Seoane (Chair)

CME Accreditation

Defence is the Best Attack: Immuno-Oncology Breakthroughs, Barcelona, Spain, 09/10/2017-11/10/2017, has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 12 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).  Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Key dates

Bursary application deadline:
31 July 2017

Abstract submission deadline:
31 July 2017

Registration deadline:
01 September 2017


La Pedrera, Gaudí's famous building in the centre of Barcelona.

Sorry. You need to upgrade your browser

You are using Internet Explorer 8

This is considered an out of date browser. This website has been developed with modern browsers in mind to allow it to display at its best in a wide variety of viewing situations - including mobile viewing. But we haven't supported older browsers like IE8. Please upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer - or try Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Both are excellent browsers.

Thank you.