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Cancer Treatment - Does the Immune System have all the Answers?


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On Thursday, May 20, 2010 Professor Jim Johnston, recipient of the 2010 ISI Public Lecture Award, discussed his cutting edge research which is helping to identify the causes of cancer and is making great strides in terms of improving methods of diagnosis and treatment.

Professor Johnston, Deputy Director of the Centre for Infection and Immunity at Queen’s University Belfast, is one of the many researchers contributing to the search for novel cancer treatments. More specifically, Professor Johnston’s research involves understanding the underlying mechanisms behind novel factors produced by cancer cells, how these assist the cancer growth and the growth of blood vessels that feed the cancer. This work opens new avenues of research that should unlock exciting new therapies that significantly benefit cancer patients.

This lecture is part of an annual RDS Irish Times lecture programme organised in association with the Irish Society for Immunology.



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