Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 9th Annual

Predictive Preclinical Models in Oncology

Part of 19th Annual World Preclinical Congress

June 15, 2021


The rise of cancer immunotherapy instigated a wide range of unique preclinical and translational challenges. In addition to immuno-oncology advances, we are witnessing a new wave of targeted and novel therapies that enrich the arsenal of combination cancer therapies. The demand for predictive and robust preclinical models and approaches to minimize translational failures in oncology and immuno-oncology is at an all-time high. Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 9th Annual Predictive Preclinical Models in Oncology conference is designed as a forum for ideas on how to decrease the rate of clinical failures in oncology and immuno-oncology, by leveraging more predictive and physiologically relevant cellular and animal models, exploring the biology of immuno-oncology combination approaches and response/resistance mechanisms, and translational oncology and immuno-oncology. The need for leveraging phenotypic features of models, for early identification of predictive biomarkers, for rational design of combination therapies, and for researching the cancer-immune cell interactions add to the complexity of translational research in immuno-oncology.  


Coverage will include, but is not limited to:


  • Translational immuno-oncology
  • Tumor organoid and spheroid models for drug discovery
  • Humanized and syngeneic mouse models
  • Tumor immune microenvironment profiling
  • Biology of response and resistance to immunotherapy
  • Emerging oncology targets and combinations
  • Role of artificial intelligence and data analytics in translational research


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


The deadline for priority consideration is January 29, 2021.


All proposals are subject to review by session chairpersons and/or the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Additionally, as per Cambridge Healthtech Institute 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:

Julia Boguslavsky

Executive Director, Conferences

Cambridge Healthtech Institute



For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:

Rod Eymael

Manager, Business Development

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: 781-247-6286