The Sentinel


Wednesday, November 15, 2023



Hello JITC Readers,


Welcome to the latest edition of the JITC Digest. It is hard to believe that SITC’s 2023 Annual Meeting and Pre-Conference Programs were underway two weeks ago. It was wonderful to meet so many of you amidst the beautiful backdrop of sunny San Diego. Whether you attended in person or virtually, I hope you enjoyed the many quality sessions offered throughout the meeting and had a chance to connect with friends and colleagues.

Among those recognized at SITC 2023, I would like to send a heartfelt congratulations to Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD, recipient of the 2023 “Pedro J. Romero Service to JITC Award.” I also congratulate the JITC Best Paper Award recipients on their outstanding original research. Learn more about all JITC awardees as well as the 2023 JITC Peer Review Mentorship Program graduates below. We welcome them to the team as our newest reviewers and thank all of you who have served in this crucial role for JITC. If you haven’t applied but are interested in volunteering to serve as a peer reviewer, please send us your application!

The excitement continues as we announce the first two publications in a new series of review articles on “Computational Immuno-Oncology,” edited by Alan Hutson, PhD. Be sure to check back throughout 2023–2024 for new articles. In addition to these reviews, there are numerous original research highlights for the past month of publications, including Eunhee Lee and colleagues demonstrating how an asymmetric anti-CLL-1×CD3 bispecific antibody shows promise for treating patients with acute myeloid leukemia that would likely result in less cytotoxicity than existing therapies. Elsewhere, Abdul Rafeh Naqash et al show how C-reactive protein could serve as a blood-based prognostic marker in patients with non-small cell lung cancer undergoing immune checkpoint inhibitor treatment.

I thank you all for your continued support of the journal. If we didn’t connect at SITC 2023, I hope to see you next November for SITC 2024 in Houston!

James L. Gulley, MD, PhD, FACP
Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer Interim Editor-in-Chief