Understanding the mechanisms that impair anti-tumour adoptive cell therapy
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- PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
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- Microbiology and Immunology
- Doherty Institute
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Summary The aims of this project will be to identify genes that control the outcome of adoptive cell therapy, and characterise the interactions between T cells and the tumour.
Tumour cells express neo-antigens that can be recognised by cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL). These tumour-specific CTL can be isolated, expanded and inoculated to kill cancer. Unfortunately, in many individuals the tumour ‘fights back’ and inactivates the infused CTL, compromising the therapy. Using a mouse model of lymphoma, we are performing studies to improve outcomes. Our goal is to apply our findings to the clinic and improve the efficacy of adoptive cell therapy. The aims of this project will be to identify genes that control the outcome of adoptive cell therapy, and characterise the interactions between T cells and the tumour.
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