2025 Spring Scientific

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Cellular Therapy for Solid Tumors

2023 SCION Faculty & Organizers

The SITC Spring Scientific, Cellular Therapy for Solid Tumors, will address the recent advances in adoptive cellular therapy for solid tumors and rate-limiting challenges that impede bringing these novel therapies to patients in need. The program will feature in-depth discussions of the latest scientific insights and advances in the field and unique opportunities and unanswered questions in the areas of target antigen selection, product design, and therapeutic efficacy and safety.

SITC will bring the brightest minds and the next generation of leaders together to explore the more promising science and develop novel opportunities to address these challenges.

Target Audience

The target audience for this program includes clinical, basic, and translational researchers from academic, industry, or government settings interested in exploring differences between hematologic malignancies and solid tumors, synthetic versus endogenous immunity, and in vivo cell therapy with a focus on emerging platform technologies.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe types of cellular therapies currently being explored for the treatment of solid tumors and their mechanisms of action
  2. Outline methods to identify therapeutic targets and design/develop cellular therapies for solid tumors, with an emphasis on improving therapeutic efficacy
  3. Analyze current clinical and translational studies of engineered and non-engineered cellular therapies for solid tumors

Program Organizers

Christine Brown, PhD

Christine Brown, PhD
City of Hope

Jennifer L. Guerriero, PhD

Jennifer L. Guerriero, PhD 
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

John Haanen, MD, PhD

John Haanen, MD, PhD 
Netherlands Cancer Institute

Christopher A. Klebanoff, MD

Christopher A. Klebanoff, MD 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Daniel J. Powell, Jr., PhD

Daniel J. Powell, Jr., PhD 
University of Pennsylvania

Evan W. Weber, PhD 

Evan W. Weber, PhD 
University of Pennsylvania

Registration Information

Registration will open in early august.

Members of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) are eligible for discounted registration rates to attend the SITC Spring Scientific Conference, Cellular Therapy for Solid Tumors. To receive discounted member rates, your membership dues must be current. Renew your dues or become a SITC member today. Please note your registration classification to determine the correct registration rate. For non-members, your classification is determined by your primary institution.

Hotel & Venue Information

Rancho Bernardo Inn  |  San Diego, CA

Registration Rates

2025 Spring Scientific Pricing
  Early Regular Onsite
Member  $600   $800  $850
Industry Member  $1,760   $1,960   $2,100 
Student Member  $300  $500   $550
Non-member  $720   $920   $970 
Industry Non-member  $2,200   $2,400   $2,450 
Student Non-member $360 $560 $610


There will be a call for abstracts for the SITC Spring Scientific, Cellular Therapy for Solid Tumors. Poster presentation and oral presentation opportunities will be available, and encore presentations will be allowed. 

September 16, 2024 - Abstract Submission Opens 

January 8, 2025 - Abstract Submission Closes 

Spring Scientific Abstract Awards 

Five abstract awards will be offered for outstanding abstract submissions. The awardees will be selected by the program organizers from the top scored abstracts. Those selected will receive complimentary registration to the Spring Scientific, as well as a certificate and a poster ribbon.

Two of the five awards will be reserved for those who self-identify as individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in the biomedical sciences according to the NIH definition. The information collected in response to the self-identifying process will only be viewed by SITC staff and program organizers.


If you have questions about this program, please contact education@sitcancer.org.