Tumour-Specific Dendritic Cells

Grant number: 454393 | Funding period: 2007 - 2009

Completed

Abstract

Therapies using the immune system are showing promise for cancer treatment, particularly for melanoma, but complete durable responses are few and improvements are needed. We believe that such immunotherapies, in their current form, fail to sufficiently mimic a natural immune reaction to disease, and therefore fall short of effectively controling cancer. In particular, an alarm (danger signal) is not produced within tumour as it would be when the body is challenged by infectious agents. Such danger signals are critical for the immune system to respond effectively and for white blood cells of the immune system to find their way to the disease organism and eliminate it. The strongest danger sig..

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