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)

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Years funded

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.