National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases

Cross-presentation and tumour immunology

Further Information

  • All current grants
  • All previous grants

Cancers have thousands of mutations, so they should look a bit like a viral infection; if so, why doesn't the immune system just destroy them outright, as it would a virus?

National Health & Medical Research Council 1029589, Chief Investigator A – Bruce Robinson

We think the mutated proteins cause a 'brake' to be put on the anti-cancer immune response, and also that cancers subvert the anti-cancer attack by remaining hidden in the target zone. Unblocking these "brakes" might lead to new treatments.

 
 

National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases

This Page

Last updated:
Tuesday, 1 December, 2015 1:27 PM

http://www.ncard.uwa.edu.au/2640051