Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 4th Annual

Neoantigen Targeted Therapies

Personalized Cancer Immunotherapy in the Genomic Era

August 8-9, 2019

Fueled with advances in genomic technologies, personalized oncology promises to innovate cancer therapy and target previously undruggable space. Developments in NGS technology enabled systematic analysis of patient-specific mutanome and opens the door to developing personalized cancer vaccines and other therapies targeting neoantigens. Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Fourth Annual Neoantigen Targeted Therapies conference brings together thought leaders from pharmaceutical and biotech companies, leading academic teams and clinical immuno-oncologists to share research and case studies in implementing patient-centric approaches to using the immune system to beat cancer, including utilizing NGS to identify tumor-specific neoantigens, using in silico tools to predict immunogenic neoepitopes, and targeting them with personalized vaccines, novel antibodies or combination therapies.


Preliminary First-in-Human Data with a Novel MAB, NEO 201, Targeting a Novel Neoantigen in Solid Tumors
Philip Arlen, MD, President & CEO, Precision Biologics

How to Identify a Good Tumor Rejection Mediating Neoepitope
Pramod Srivastava, MD, PhD, Director, Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center & Professor of Immunology and Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Driving T Cell Responses to Neoantigens - the Importance of Priming and Accurate Target Selection
Andrew Allen, MD, PhD, President and CEO, Gritstone Oncology


Th17 T Helper Cell Vaccines for Treatment and Prevention of Cancer
Keith Knutson, PhD, Professor, Immunology; Director, Immunology & Immunotherapy Program, Mayo Clinic

Key Learnings from Bringing a Fully Personalized Cancer Neoantigen Vaccine into the Clinic
Agnete Fredriksen, PhD, CSO, Vaccibody

Personalizing Cancer Vaccines by Pairing Off-the-Shelf Strategies with Optimal Patient Selection
Christopher R. Heery, MD, CMO, Bavarian Nordic

Immunogenic Intensification – an Emerging Strategy to Enhance Cancer Immunotherapy
Marijo Bilusic, MD, PhD, Associate Research Physician, Program Director, NIH Hematology Oncology Fellowship, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health



Big pharma, biotech and medtech need to act to capitalize new innovations that provide solutions to the global demands in healthcare. This insider panel will discuss their areas of interest for in-licensing novel therapeutics, devices and diagnostics and what they look for in a partner or investment.

Panelists: Michael Woo, MBA, Head, Search & Evaluation, Immuno-Oncology, Business Development & Licensing, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc.

Kathryn McCabe, PhD, Senior Director, Business Development, Emerging Technology and Innovation, Eli Lilly and Company

Scott M. DeWire, PhD, Global Head, Business Development and Licensing, Cancer Immunology, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

For more details on the conference, please contact:
Julia Boguslavsky
Executive Director, Conferences
Cambridge Healthtech Institute

For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:
Rod Eymael
Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: (+1) 781-247-6286

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For meeting questions or suggestions, please contact:

Julia Boguslavsky
Executive Director, Conferences
Cambridge Healthtech Institute


For partnering and sponsorship info, please contact:

Rod Eymael
Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
+1 781.247.6286


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Pete DeOlympio
Sr. Marketing Manager
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
+1 781.972.5415