USING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AGAINST CANCER
Grant number: 1058388 | Funding period: 2014 - 2018
My goal is to boost the immune system against cancer to develop new therapies. I aim to do this by genetically engineering the immune system and using drugs to help strengthen white blood cells of the immune system. Tumors can actively fight immunity by producing suppressive molecules. I am seeking to identify and understand these molecules in order to block them and help the immune system fight cancer. Using this knowledge, I aim to start new clinical trials for cancer.
Related publications (6)
Dual PD-1 and CTLA-4 Checkpoint Blockade Promotes Antitumor Immune Responses through CD4( )Foxp3(-) Cell-Mediated Modulation of CD103( ) Dendritic Cells
Paul A Beavis, Melissa A Henderson, Lauren Giuffrida, Alexander J Davenport, Emma V Petley, Imran G House, Junyun Lai, Kevin Sek, Nicole Milenkovski, Liza B John, Sherly Mardiana, Clare Y Slaney, Joseph A Trapani, Sherene Loi, Michael H Kershaw, Nicole M Haynes, Phillip K Darcy
Agonist immunotherapy restores T cell function following MEK inhibition improving efficacy in breast cancer
Sathana Dushyanthen, Zhi Ling Teo, Franco Caramia, Peter Savas, Christopher P Mintoff, Balaji Virassamy, Melissa A Henderson, Stephen J Luen, Mariam Mansour, Michael H Kershaw, Joseph A Trapani, Paul J Neeson, Roberto Salgado, Grant A McArthur, Justin M Balko, Paul A Beavis, Phillip K Darcy, Sherene Loi