Fighting cancer using a genetically engineered immune system

Lead researcher

Dr Phillip Darcy (2005-2006), Dr Michael Kershaw (2005-2006), Associate Professor Joseph Trapani (2005-2006), Professor David Joseph (2005)

Institution

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Years funded

2005-2006

White blood cells of the immune system can cure cancer in rare cases. However, in most patients the immune system does not recognise cancer as a danger. By genetically engineering white blood cells we will enable the immune system to recognise and fight cancer.
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