Suppressor NKT cell trafficking to epithelial precancer (2010–2012)

The clinical use of the body's immune system to attack existing cancers has met with limited success. Cancer often avoids the immune response by setting up a suppressive environment locally at the tumour. Our study addresses one component of this local environment which involves recruitment of a special subset of suppressive white blood cells - NKT cells. We will establish if drugs can block their recruitment and prevent progression of the cancer.
Grant type:
Cancer Council Queensland
  • Associate Professor in Immunology
    Frazer Institute
    Faculty of Medicine
    Director (Research Training)
    Research Strategy and Support (Medicine)
    Faculty of Medicine
Funded by:
Cancer Council Queensland