Characterisation of the immunological factors that influence the local & abscopal anti-tumour effects of radiotherapy in preclinical models of solid & metastatic cancer

Lead researcher

Dr Nicole Haynes

The University of Melbourne

Years funded

This project explores the mechanisms by which radiotherapy can alter the susceptibility of local and metastatic tumours to the curative effects of immunotherapeutic approaches designed to promote long-term anti-tumour immune responses. Findings from this study will help with the future design of personalised radio-immunotherapy combinations for the treatment of patients with metastatic cancer.

Lay Report (Final):

Funding Body

Cancer Council Victoria Research Grant


$99,633 in 2013, $99,797 in 2014 and $98,467 in 2015