Studying the role of the immune system in tumour regression
- Researcher: Professor Alain Trautmann
- Institution: Institut Cochin
- Award Amount: £156,200 for 3 years from January 2013
- Cancer Type: General Cancer Research
The project will use tumours in mice to look at the different immune cell types that are driven to the tumour and the surrounding areas, and the molecules that are produced because of this. With his team, they will try to visualise in 3D where the different immune cells go to within the tumour and surrounding tissue. They will also eliminate different immune cell types in different tumour models to see how the absence of these cells affects tumour regression, and to understand how the cells and molecules involved, together, cause tumour regression. These results could hopefully be used to design new ways to treat established tumours by using the body's immune system to attack the tumours.
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