Ongoing Task Forces

AllergoOncology Task Force

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Immunology Section

Introduction


The term AllergoOncology (AO) describes the interesting interface between allergies, IgE responses, and Th2 immunity, with cancer development. The establishment of a Task Force on this exciting and continuously evolving topic in EAACI is timely and appropriate. Previous AO activities have included a milestone position paper (Allergy, 2008), two International Conferences on AllergoOncology, a book initiative, “IgE and Cancer” (Humana Press, Springer, 2010), and a key Symposium-in-Writing initiative incorporating 10 peer-reviewed manuscripts on AllergoOncology published by key researchers in the field (Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy, 2012)

The AO task force aims to serve as an interphase between the disciplines of oncology, allergy and Th2 immunity. The topics of this AO Task Force session will cover basic, translational and clinical research, and will also encompass epidemiology, comparative oncology research, clinical observations and clinical studies, including novel vaccination and immunotherapy approaches harnessing IgE functions to target cancer. This important endeavor will bring basic, clinical scientists and clinicians together interested in the interdisciplinary links between allergies and cancer and will support interdisciplinary links, exchange of knowledge and advances in both fields. At present, this is the first AO platform worldwide.

Aims:
  • To establish a platform for regular exchange of scientific achievements in the AO area.
  • To bring basic, clinical scientists and clinicians together interested in the interdisciplinary approach between allergies and cancer.
  • To cover educational aspects, by e.g. organizing workshops, Spring Schools and poster-workshops with students and medical trainees as the main targets, and to also engage with clinically-active colleagues and clinical scientists.
  • To actively and regularly communicate scientific advances and achievements of the field.
  • To engage with oncology societies with the aim of attaching AO satellite symposia and workshops to them.

Deliverables and Timelines:

1) A collective multidisciplinary manuscript highlighting the current state of knowledge of the associations between allergy, IgE responses and cancer. In this publication, we will also place emphasis on the urgent need for a greater cross-disciplinary focus on Th2 immunity, allergy and cancer.

2) An AO focused Symposium session at the EAACI Conference 2016.
We plan to select 3 top abstracts on the topic AllergoOncology and to award “ best abstract prizes”. Selected trainees will be expected to contribute 10 minute talks in an AllergoOncology Symposium session. Overall, this meeting will help establish a platform for immediate exchange of scientific achievements in this area, bringing together key individuals from this growing international community under the auspices of EAACI and through our strong links with colleagues the EAACI Immunology Section.

Through the establishment of this TF and the above initiatives, we expect to attract new members to join EAACI and its immunology section.


Pre-TaskForce Meeting at EAACI annual conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2014

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From left to right: Hannah Gould, Judit Fazekas, Sophia Karagiannis, Erika Jensen-Jarolim, Josef Singer, Jozef Janda, Melanie Plum, Edzard Spillner

List of experts


Chairperson: Prof. Erika Jensen-Jarolim, MD.Sophia-and-Erika 2015-2
Messerli Research Institute of
University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Medical University Vienna and University Vienna
c/o Inst. of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research,
Währinger G. 18-20
1090 Vienna, Austria
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Secretary: Dr. Sophia N Karagiannis
Senior Lecturer in Translational Cancer Immunology,
Head of Cancer Antibody Discovery and Immunotherapy
St. John's Institute of Dermatology
Division of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
King's College London School of Medicine
9th Floor, Guy's Tower
Guy's Hospital
London SE1 9RT, UK
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Members

Dr. Heather Bax
Antibody Discovery Group,
St. John's Institute of Dermatology
Division of Genetics and Molecular Medicine &
Research Oncology/Cancer Studies
King's College London School of Medicine
Guy's Hospital, London, UK
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Dr. Rodolfo Bianchini
Messerli Research Institute of
University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Medical University Vienna and University Vienna
c/o Inst. of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research,
Währinger G. 18-20
1090 Vienna, Austria
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Prof. Dr. Monique Capron
Lille Inflammation Research International Center
LIRIC - UMR 995 Inserm / Université Lille 2 / CHRU de Lille
Faculté de Médecine - Pôle Recherche,
Place Verdun, F-59000 Lille France
http://u995.lille.inserm.fr/
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Dr Anthony Cheung
Antibody Discovery Group,
St. John's Institute of Dermatology
Division of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine
King's College London
9th Floor, Guy's Tower Wing
Guy's Hospital
London SE1 9RT
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Dr Giulia Chiarrutini
Antibody Discovery Group,
St. John's Institute of Dermatology
Division of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine
King's College London
9th Floor, Guy's Tower Wing
Guy's Hospital
London SE1 9RT
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Prof. Christopher Corrigan
Asthma, Allergy & Respiratory Science,
King's College London School of Medicine,
London, UK
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Prof. Dr. Mariana Castells
Mastocytosis Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, US
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Dr. Tracy Daniels
10833 Le Conte Ave, Box 951782
CHS 54–117
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: 310-825-0457
Fax: 310-825-7575
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Dr. David Dombrovicz
Inserm U1011
Univ. Lille - Nord de France
Institut Pasteur de Lille
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Judit Fazekas, MSc, PhD stud.
Comparative Medicine, Messerli Research Institute of
Univ. of Vet. Medicine, Medical University Vienna, and University Vienna, Austria,
c/o Inst. of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research,
Vienna, Austria
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Prof. Dr. Edda Fiebiger
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA, USA
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Dr. Solene Gatault
Lille Inflammation Research International Center
LIRIC - UMR 995 Inserm / Université Lille 2 / CHRU de Lille
Faculté de Médecine - Pôle Recherche,
Place Verdun, F-59000 Lille France
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Prof. Hannah J Gould, PhD
Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics,
Division of Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology,
MRC and Asthma UK Centre for Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma,
King's College London,
London, UK
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Kristina Ilieva
Antibody Discovery Group,
St. John's Institute of Dermatology
Division of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine
King's College London
9th Floor, Guy's Tower Wing
Guy's Hospital
London SE1 9RT
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Dr. Jozef Janda
Laboratory of Tumor Biology,
Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics,
Czech Academy of Sciences
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Dr. Debra Josephs
Antibody Discovery Group,
St. John's Institute of Dermatology
Division of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
& Research Oncology, Cancer Studies
King's College London School of Medicine
Guy's Hospital
London, UK
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Dr Panagiotis Karagiannis
Postdoctoral Research Associate
St John's Institute of Dermatology
Division of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
& Research Oncology, Cancer Studies
King's College London School of Medicine
Guy's Hospital
London, UK
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Prof. Dr. Francesca Levi-Schaffer
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
School of Pharmacy-
Institute for Drug Research
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Dr. Adriano Mari
Allergy Data Laboratories, sc
Latina, Italy
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Ass.Prof. Diana Mechtcheriakova, PhD
Institute of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research,
Medical University Vienna, Austria
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Prof. Dr. Yoseph Mekori
Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel Aviv University
Meir Hospital - Sapir Medical Center
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Dr Silvia Mele
Antibody Discovery Group,
St. John's Institute of Dermatology
Division of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine
King's College London
9th Floor, Guy's Tower Wing
Guy's Hospital
London SE1 9RT
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Elisa A. Nigro, Ph.D
Molecular Basis of Polycistic Kidney Disease Unit
Genetics and Cell Biology Division
San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Via Olgettina 58
20132 Milan, Italy
Phone: +39.02.2643.4803
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Prof. Manuel Penichet, MD, PhD
Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
Division of Surgical Oncology
Department of Surgery
University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA.
Los Angeles, CA
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Prof. Frank Redegeld, PhD
Division of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Utrecht University
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Assoc.Prof. Franziska Roth-Walter, PhD
Messerli Research Institute of
University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Medical University Vienna and University Vienna
c/o Inst. of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research,
Währinger G. 18-20
1090 Vienna, Austria
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Dr Louise Saul
St John's Institute of Dermatology
Division of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
& Research Oncology, Cancer Studies
King's College London School of Medicine
Guy's Hospital
London, UK
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Prof. Antonio Siccardi
San Raffaele Scientific Institute,
Via Olgettina 58,
Milan, Italy
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Dr. Josef Singer
Comparative Immunology and Oncology,
Inst. of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research,
Währinger G. 18-20, 1090 Vienna, Austria;
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Dr. James Spicer
Reader in Experimental Oncology,
Division of Cancer Studies
King’s College London
Guy’s Hospital
London, UK
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Prof. Edzard Spillner
Department of Engineering - Biotechnology
Gustav Wieds Vej 10
Aarhus, Denmark
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Dr. Michelle Turner
R Samuel McLaughlin Center for Population Health Risk Assessment
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Assoc. Prof. Eva Untersmayr-Elsenhuber, MD, PhD
Head of Gastrointestinal immunology research group at the
Department of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research
Divison of Comparative Immunology and Oncology
Medical University Vienna
Waehringer Guertel 18-20, E3Q
A-1090 Vienna, Austria
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Dr. Luca Vangelista
Protein Engineering and Therapeutics (Head)
Division of Immunology, Transplantation and Infectious Diseases
San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Milan, Italy
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Dr. Danila Zennaro
Allergy Data Laboratories, sc
Latina, Italy
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Head of Gastrointestinal immunology research group at the
Department of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research
Divison of Comparative Immunology and Oncology
Medical University Vienna
Waehringer Guertel 18-20, E3Q
A-1090 Vienna, Austria
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FAX: +43 1 40400 51300
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Last updated 30 December 2015