Immune regulation, effector function and therapy [ 2012 - 2016 ]

Also known as: The immune system in disease

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Researchers: Prof Mark Smyth (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Joseph Trapani (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Dale Godfrey A/Pr Michael Kershaw Prof Miles Prince
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Brief description We seek to understand how white blood cells detect and destroy disease, and how molecules of the immune system punch holes in diseased cells. We wish to learn how cancer can sometimes evade the immune system. Our work will also find out how some common treatments for cancer, like chemotherapy, can be used to boost the immune system and eliminate tumours. Through knowledge gained from these studies, we aim to develop new therapies that can help patients with devastating diseases like cancer.

Funding Amount $AUD 13,520,200.76

Funding Scheme Program Grants

Notes Program Grant

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