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3rd Symposium on “Advances in Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy”, November 2-4 2017, Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens, Greece

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3rd Symposium on “Advances in Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy”, November 2-4 2017, Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens, Greece

Welcome letter of the organizing committee

Dear Colleagues,

The Hellenic Society of Immuno-Oncology organizes the 3rd Symposium on Advances in Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy, which will be held on November 2-4 2017, at the Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens, Greece.

The field of tumor immunology and immunotherapy has entered a new era and our expanding knowledge of immune regulation has already led to innovative therapies for the treatment of cancer. The Symposium aims to bring together clinical and translational oncologists and immunologists to present most recent cutting-edge advances in the stimulating field of cancer immunotherapy. Distinguished invited speakers from leading Institutions in Europe and overseas will report on novel immunotherapeutic strategies leading to effective clinical responses, highlight the significance of prognostic and predictive cancer biomarkers in determining clinical outcome, analyse the principles of cancer immune surveillance and immune suppression, and exploit the potency of combinatorial treatments that can eventually contribute to promising anti-cancer therapeutic interventions. We aim to bring together researchers and clinicians working in these areas, promote interactions between speakers and participants, encourage stimulating discussions, exchange of ideas and experiences, and facilitate the establishment of contacts for new collaborations. In particular, young researchers will be offered the opportunity to present their work to an audience of eminent scientists and receive feedback that will impact on their scientific development in the fields of cancer immunology and immunotherapy.     
Athens (Ἀθῆναι) is the capital and the largest city of Greece. It is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years, and the earliest human presence around the 11th–7th millennium BC. Athens hosts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery. Landmarks of the modern era include the Hellenic Parliament and the Athens Trilogy, consisting of the National Library, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Academy of Athens. Athens was also the host city of the first modern Olympic Games, held in the Panathenaic stadium in 1896. Other historical sights are the National Archeological Museum, featuring the world's largest collection of ancient Greek antiquities, and the new Acropolis Museum.
On behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committees, we are pleased to invite you to participate in this Symposium.  
We very much look forward seeing you this November in Athens.

Kind regards,
The Organizing Committee


 

Athanasios Kotsakis, MD, PhD Asst.
Professor of Medical Oncology, University Hospital of Heraklion & Laboratory of Translational Oncology, School of Medicine, University of Crete


 

Ourania Tsitsilonis, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Immunology, Department of Biology,National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece


 

Nikolaos Kentepozidis, MD, PhD Medical Oncologist,
Head of Oncology Clinic, 251 General Airforce Hospital, Athens, Greece


 

Constantin N. Baxevanis PhD, Scientific Director,
Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Center “Agios Savvas” Hospital, Athens, Greece

 

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