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I-SCORE 2023 Meeting Recap

News I-SCORE 2023 Meeting Recap

September 13, 2023

Thank you to all the meeting organizers, presenters, moderators, and participants who attended the 2023 I-SCORE Meeting on March 30th and 31st! With 87 in person attendants and 125 virtual attendants, 212 people attended from all over the world. This meeting provides a great opportunity for information-sharing and collaboration between DCP staff, program staff, and Consortia/CP-CTNet members. Highlights from the first half of the program include:

  • Dr. Leslie Ford, Associate Director for Clinical Research at NCI, kicked off the meeting and welcomed participants and presenters to I-SCORE 2023.
  • Dr. Philip Castle, Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention, provided a vision for cancer prevention.
  • Dr. Eva Szabo, Chief of the Lung and Upper Aerodigestive Cancer Research Group, provided an overview of both the Consortia and CP-CTNet Programs, including the science and status of the Consortia studies. For CP-CTNet, Dr. Szabo reviewed active studies, infrastructure, and logistics.
  • Dr. Olivera Finn, Dr. William Gwin, and Dr. Moumita Ghosh highlighted clinical trial reports from the MUC1 vaccine clinical trials for interception and prevention of colon and lung cancer, the Breast cancer prevention vaccine (WOKVAC), and the Iloprost mediated reversal of bronchial dysplasia clinical trial.
  • Lightning talks highlighted Molecular Prevention of Cancer with Aspirin, ONC201 for Chemoprevention of Colorectal Cancer, and A Randomized Trial of Apalutamide in Non-muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer.
  • Enhanced Trial Recruitment and Operations topics were highlighted.
  • The first half of the program concluded with concurrent Steering Committee meetings and Think Tank meetings. The final portion of the agenda focused on Targeting Inflammation in Cancer Prevention and the PREVENT Program and the Future of Cancer Prevention. The following presenters gave talks on various topics including multi-antigen vaccine for colon cancer prevention and cancer prevention in firefighters:
  • Dr. Ray DuBois
  • Dr. Eduardo Vilar-Sanchez
  • Dr. Mary (Nora) Disis
  • Dr. Malvi Savani
  • Dr. Steven Reed
  • Dr. Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski
  • Dr. Doris Mangiaracina Benbrook

Feedback was very positive, and many were excited to have the opportunity to be in person once again. View the agenda from this meeting.

We are looking forward to next year’s I-SCORE Meeting which will be held on March 14, 2023 to March 15, 2023. Check the Meetings and Events page for upcoming information regarding the 2024 meeting when it becomes available!

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This project is supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health under award number U24CA242637. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official view of the National Institutes of Health.

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