Fred Hutch Team Awarded $4.4M From the National Cancer Institute for Pioneering Immunogenic Cancer Research

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Scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have received $4.4 million over four years from the National Cancer Institute to pioneer an ambitious new way to harness the power of the adaptive immune system to control cancer.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

A variety of molecular alterations in cancer cells may result in the expression of proteins that are unique to tumors. These proteins make attractive targets for a variety of therapeutic approaches because of their potential to be targeted without adversely affecting normal cells. McIntosh’s effort, however, is focused on using these proteins for therapies that will harness patients’ immune systems to control cancer.

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