Why is immune therapy more effective against some tumours & not others?

Project Description

This project seeks to find out why tumours in some parts of the body shrink after treatment, whereas tumours in other parts of the body do not shrink. Finding the reasons for this difference will lead to improved treatments for cancer.

Annual lay report

Why is immune therapy more effective against some tumours and not others

Year

2011-2013

Researchers

A/Prof Michael Kershaw, Dr Phillip Darcy

Funding Body

Cancer Council Research Grant

Institution

Cancer Immunology Research, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Funding

$100,000 pa for 2011 & 2012, and $74,644 in 2013

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