30 Years of CIK Cells: Successes and Challenges

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On 30 August 2023, experts from Germany and abroad will meet to discuss the successes and challenges of cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cell therapy, which recently completed 30 years in the cancer field. This first virtual conference will be hosted by the CIO Bonn, a certified Comprehence Cancer Center (CCC) funded by the German Cancer Aid (DKH). 




Mittwoch, 30.08.2023
9.00 am - 01:00 pm (CET)


09:00 Uhr   Welcome
                  Ingo Schmidt-Wolf

09:05 Uhr   CIK cell therapy: past, present and future
                  Ingo Schmidt-Wolf, University of Bonn, Germany

09:25 Uhr   Autologous Cytokine-induced Killer Cell Immunotherapy for Non-small-cell Lung Cancer: Practice and Research
                  Xiubao Ren, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute & Hospital, China

09:45 Uhr   Tumor antigen-specific redirection of CIK cell activity by clinical-grade monoclonal antibodies and immunotools
                  Antonio Rosato, University of Padua, Padua, Italy

10:05 Uhr   CAR-CIK cellular immunotherapy against solid tumors and chemoresistant cancer stem cells
                  Dario Sangiolo, University of Torino, Italy

10:25 Uhr   The efficacy of CIK-based treatment in metastatic renal cell carcinoma and pancreatic cancer
                  Zibing Wang, Zibing Henan Cancer Hospital, China

10:45 Uhr   Non-viral Sleeping Beauty-engineered CAR-CIK cells for the Treatment of Hematological Malignancies
                  Sarah Tettamanti, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy

11:05 Uhr   The clinical application of CIK-based cellular therapy for solid tumor
                  Yi Zhang, Biotherapy Center, the first Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, China

11:25 Uhr   IL-15 activated CIK cells: The Frankfurt experience
                  Eva Rettinger, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

11:45 Uhr   Establishing a CIK therapy trial for metastatic bowel cancer patients in South Australia
                  Kevin Aaron Fenix, University of Adelaide, Australia

12:05 Uhr   Thanks note with information about future meetings
                  Ingo Schmidt-Wolf


Confirmed speakers:

  • Ingo Schmidt-Wolf, Germany
  • Xiubao Ren, China
  • Antonio Rosato, Italy
  • Dario Sangiolo, Italy
  • Zibing Wang, China
  • Sarah Tettamanti, Italy
  • Yi Zhang, China
  • Eva Rettinger, Germany
  • Kevin Aaron Fenix, Australia



The conference is free of charge and will be held online. You will receive the link after your successful registration

Please note that registration is required (until 09 August 2023), so kindly send an email to: Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!



Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Ingo Schmidt-Wolf
Director of the Department of Integrated Oncology
University Hospital Bonn

Dr. Amit Sharma
University Hospital Bonn






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