Characterisation and prevention of "Stunning", a cytotoxic T lymphocyte inactivating program that impairs adoptive cell therapy against cancer

Project Description

This project seeks to identify the factors that turn off therapeutic cancer-killing immune cells in patients. The results will help us prepare more effective treatments using live anti-cancer cell therapies.

Year

2016-2018

Researchers

Prof Jose Villadangos, Prof William Heath

Funding Body

Cancer Council Research Grant

Institution

The University of Melbourne; Microbiology and Immunology

Funding

$100,000 pa for three years

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