Immunotherapy

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Often-overlooked Natural Killer cells may be key to cancer immunotherapy
September 10, 2018 - Immune checkpoint inhibitors are revolutionizing the treatment of cancer, but new research challenges the central dogma of how these drugs work. This research, published in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Investigation, shows for the first time t
Researchers uncover possible new mechanism to enhance cancer-killing viruses
July 11, 2018 - Cancer-killing (oncolytic) viruses have shown promise in the lab and the clinic, but they don’t always work. New research led by Dr. Carolina Ilkow could help change this. While normal cells often lose their first line of antiviral defenses when they
Sex, viruses and cancer: Erectile dysfunction drugs and flu vaccine may work together to help immune system fight cancer after surgery
May 17, 2018 - A new study suggests that a common treatment for erectile dysfunction combined with the flu vaccine may be able to help the immune system mop up cancer cells left behind after surgery. The study, published in OncoImmunology, shows that this unconvent
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Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Ardolino, Michele
PhD
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Blood cancer, Brain cancer, Breast cancer, Cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Ovarian cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Prostate cancer, Skin cancer Basic research, Cell therapy, Clinical research, Disease models, Immunization, Immunotherapy, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Atkins, Harold
MD, FRCPC
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Autoimmune disease, Autoimmune diseases of the nervous system, Blood cancer, Multiple sclerosis, Myasthenia gravis, Stiff person syndrome Basic research, Cell therapy, Clinical trials, Immunotherapy, Regenerative medicine, Translational research, Transplantation, Viral therapy
Auer, Rebecca
MD, MSc, FRCSC
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer, Colorectal cancer, Ovarian cancer, Pancreatic cancer Basic research, Cell therapy, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Quality Improvement, Surgery, Translational research, Viral therapy
Bell, John
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer Basic research, Immunotherapy, Translational research, Viral therapy
Berardi, Philip
MD, PhD, FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Blood cancer, Cancer Basic research, Bioinformatics, Biomarkers, Cell therapy, Epigenetics, Gene expression, Genetics, Genomics, Immunotherapy, Stem cells, Translational research
Coutu, Daniel
PhD
Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Aging, Arthritis, Autoimmune disease, Bleeding disorders, Blood cancer, Bone and joint degeneration, Bone and joint injuries, Chronic disease, Musculoskeletal conditions, Osteoporosis 3D printing, Basic research, Bioinformatics, Biomaterials, Cell therapy, Gene expression, Gene therapy, Genetics, Genomics, Imaging, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Surgery, Systems biology, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Cowan, Juthaporn
MD, PhD, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Autoimmune disease, Infectious disease Immunization, Immunotherapy
Diallo, Jean-Simon
PhD
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer, Infectious disease Basic research, Drug development, Gene therapy, Immunization, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Translational research, Viral therapy
Ilkow, Carolina
PhD
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Breast cancer, Ovarian cancer, Pancreatic cancer Basic research, Gene therapy, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Viral therapy
Kekre, Natasha
BSc, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Blood cancer Epidemiology, Immunotherapy, Stem cells, Translational research, Transplantation, Viral therapy
Nessim, Carolyn
MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
Clinician Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer, Colorectal cancer, Gastric cancer, Gastrointestinal disease, Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST), Soft tissue sarcoma, Skin cancer Biomarkers, Clinical trials, Gene expression, Immunotherapy, Surgery, Translational research, Viral therapy, Clinical research, Immunotherapy
Ramsay, Timothy
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Addiction, Alzheimer's, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Anxiety, Ataxia, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism, Bipolar, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Colorectal cancer, Concussion, Cystic fibrosis, Dementia, Depression, Dystonia, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health, HIV, Immigrant and refugee health, Influenza, Kidney disease, Lung cancer, Macular degeneration, Men's health, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Myasthenia gravis, Obesity, Ovarian cancer, Parkinson's, Pulmonary hypertension, Septic shock, Spinal cord injury Behaviour, Biomaterials, Biostatistics, Cell therapy, Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Drug development, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health professional behaviour change, Health promotion, Health research methods, Health services research, Health technology, Immunization, Immunotherapy, Palliative care, Patient decision aids, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Prevention, Psychology, Psychometrics, Public health, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Regenerative medicine, Rehabilitation, Risk assessment, Shared decision making, Surgery, Surveys, Systematic reviews, Transfusions, Translational research, Transplantation, Viral therapy
Scott, Fraser
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Autoimmune disease, Diabetes, Gastrointestinal disease, Type 1 diabetes Basic research, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Translational research
Ungerechts, Guy
MD, PhD
Affiliate Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer Immunotherapy, Translational research, Viral therapy
Vanderhyden, Barbara
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer, Infertility, Ovarian cancer, Women's health Basic research, Bioinformatics, Biomarkers, Disease models, Drug development, Epigenetics, Gene expression, Genomics, Immunotherapy, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research, Viral therapy
Wang, Jiahu
PhD
Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer Cell therapy, Drug development, Gene therapy, Immunotherapy, Translational research, Viral therapy
Wang, Jiahu
PhD
Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer Cell therapy, Drug development, Gene therapy, Immunotherapy, Translational research, Viral therapy