Therapeutic Cancer Vaccines [ 2004 - 2005 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Miles Prince (Principal investigator)

Brief description This project will develop and test a new cell-based anticancer vaccine for patients with Prostate cancer. The collaboration will involve French, Italian, Austrian and German researchers. Blood will be taken from patients in the clinical trial, the patient's cells will be converted into a cell vaccine, and these cells will be labelled with a radioactive tracer and re-injected into the host. Australian researchers at the Centre for Blood Cell Therapies at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre will then track the performance of the vaccine using advanced diagnostic imaging to determine how effective the vaccine is in stimulating the body's own defence mechanisms to fight the cancer. Multiple versions of the treatment are being developed by the international collaboration and the Institute will help determine which approach is most effective in combating cancer. The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is the foremost centre worldwide for this type of cell tracking study.

Funding Amount $AUD 180,923.00

Funding Scheme NHMRC Strategic Awards

Notes Aust/EU Collaborative Research Grant

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