In the past year, advances in genome editing with CRISPR and immunotherapy have accelerated the pace of discovery of novel constructs to win the war against cancer. The armamentarium of tools has resulted in rapid progress in the advancement of new therapies to the clinic, but a major bottleneck remains the discovery and validation of novel targets. The Novel Targets for Cancer and Emerging Therapeutic Areas track at PEGS Europe will look at innovative approaches to uncover and vet novel targets that can lead to first-in-class medicines in oncology and beyond.

Coverage will include, but is not limited to:

  • Identifying and validating new targets in oncology and emerging indications
  • Overcoming mechanisms of resistance to immunotherapy
  • Strategies for personalizing CAR T and other immunotherapies
  • Exploring target agnostic approaches to discover new epitopes
  • Screening for antibody activity in human tissue
  • Leveraging dominant targets
  • Innovating approaches to cancer immunity cycle
  • Exploiting gene therapy and CRISPR for antibody engineering
  • Altering kinetics and compartmentalization for bispecific constructs

If you would like to submit a proposal to give a presentation at this meeting, please CLICK HERE.

The deadline for priority consideration is 26 April 2019.

All proposals are subject to review by session chairmen and/or the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Additionally, as per Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s policy, a select number of vendors and consultants who provide products and services will be offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships.


For more details on the conference, please contact:
Christina Lingham
Executive Director, Conferences and Fellow
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: (+1) 781. 972.5464
Email: clingham@healthtech.com

For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:

Companies A-K
Jason Gerardi
Senior Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: (+1) 781.972.5452
Email: jgerardi@healthtech.com

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Ashley Parsons
Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: (+1) 781.972.1340
Email: ashleyparsons@healthtech.com