The number of cellular and gene therapy-based oncology treatments being developed by the field has grown exponentially over the past ten years. As a result of this rapid advancement, many hurdles exist in the field that are causing delays in development and regulatory review of these important products. To help address this, the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) convened a Cellular Therapy Strategic Taskforce in 2021. The purpose of this taskforce was to formulate a strategic plan for the society aimed at increasing SITC’s overall impact in advancing the most promising cellular therapies to improve oncology patient care. The strategic plan consisted of three key pillars including groundbreaking science, balanced educational content, and regulatory consensus. As a first step in facilitating regulatory consensus, SITC hosted the Cellular Therapy Regulatory Summit. This summit consisted of cellular therapy experts from academia, industry, and government meeting hybridly to further the goals of the SITC cellular therapy strategic plan.
The results and outputs of this summit have been distilled into a meeting report. Click Here to access the full report, and learn more about the discussion and outcomes of the summit.