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The Cancer Research Institute offers scientists, researchers, clinicians, health care professionals, and others numerous resources to learn, understand, and collaborate on cutting-edge cancer immunotherapy advancements.

International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference (CICON)

The International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference (CICON), hosted by the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) and the European Network for Cancer Immunotherapy (ENCI), is the reference meeting for immunotherapy scientists, clinicians, regulators, drug developers, and patient advocates.

Save the Date for CICON24, the Eighth
CRI-ENCI International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference:
Translating Science into Survival
September 8 – 11, 2024
National Harbor, MD (just outside Washington, DC)

Cancer Immunology Research Journal

Cancer Immunology Research publishes outstanding original articles reporting major advances in cancer immunology that span the discipline from basic investigations in host-tumor interactions to developmental therapeutics in model systems, early translational studies in patients, and late-stage clinical trials. The journal disseminates knowledge of immunology to the growing cancer research community, catalyzing cross-disciplinary work that yields a deeper understanding of the host-tumor relationship, more potent cancer treatments, and improved clinical outcomes.

CRI iAtlas

The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) iAtlas is an interactive web-based platform and set of analytic tools for studying interactions between tumors and the immune microenvironment. These tools allow researchers to explore associations among a variety of immune characterizations as well as with genomic and clinical phenotypes. The initial version of CRI iAtlas is based on an analysis performed by The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network on the TCGA data set comprising over 10,000 tumor samples and 33 tumor samples (Thorsson et al. Immunity, 2018). In this analysis, each tumor sample was scored for a variety of readouts for immune response, such as immune cell composition, adaptive cell receptor repertoire, neoantigen load, and expression of genes coding for immunomodulatory proteins. The web tool allows research to explore these data readouts, and the relation between them in TCGA tumor types and in overarching immune subtypes identified in the study. The CRI iAtlas is made possible through collaboration between the Cancer Research Institute, Sage Bionetworks, and the Institute for Systems Biology. Moreover, the CRI iAtlas Targets module can now probe IO agent information in both the CRI Immuno-Oncology Landscape and the newly updated CRI Cancer Cell Therapy Landscape by respective gene.

Peptide Database

The database comprises more than 450 tumor antigenic peptides as well as publications describing a host of potential antigenic targets. The database is designed with the goal of being a useful tool for clinicians, therefore only the peptides that were fully validated have been include, and whose characterization was comprehensive and fully demonstrated the existence, nature, immunogenicity and the natural presentation of these antigenic peptides by tumor cells. Candidate peptides whose comprehensive characterization has not been reported are listed in an additional category of “potential peptides,” awaiting further characterization.

Immune to Cancer Blog

Stay up to date on recent cancer immunotherapy news, discoveries, and breakthroughs with the Cancer Research Institute’s blog. Hear stories from the leading scientists in the field, patients whose lives have changed thanks to immunotherapy, and those that have joined CRI in supporting this innovative research. CRI’s science writers provide daily recaps of AACR, ASCO, and CICON annual meetings and analyze new FDA approvals.

Immuno-Oncology Landscape of Global Drug Development

The Cancer Research Institute’s Clinical Accelerator team presents an unbiased, neutral, scientifically curated, and timely updated analysis based on information collected from numerous trusted and publicly available sources.

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