TimeZone (America/Los Angeles)
Boosting Immune Defenses Against Cancer
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 11:00:00 AM PDT - 11:45:00 AM PDT
Dr. Philip D. Greenberg is a professor of Medicine (Oncology) and Immunology, in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center at the University of Washington. His lab focuses on the immunobiology of host T cell responses to infectious viruses and transformed (cancerous or pre-cancerous) cells. Among his notable contributions to the field is his ongoing work to create effective immunotherapies using the adoptive transfer approach. In this approach, populations of T cells that selectively recognize targets found in cancer cells are expanded and reintroduced to the cancer patient. This approach has seen recent successes and is one of the ways scientists hope to unleash the body’s natural immune defenses against cancer. Dr. Greenberg will describe his groundbreaking work in this exciting area of cancer medicine.
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