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Immunology & Cancer Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy for the treatment of cancer has continued to be a primary focus of the Immunology and Cancer Immunotherapy Research Program.

Focus on Immunology & Cancer Immunotherapy

How Melanoma Tumors Evade the Immune System

Investigators from Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center found that the chemo-attractive signals (chemokines) that direct immune cells into tumors are actively suppressed by the cancer, thereby allowing tumors to evade immune responses.

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Charles L. Sentman, PhD
Kenneth R. Meehan, MD

The mission of the Program is to create an interdisciplinary environment in which important scientific questions in cancer immunology can be addressed and the development of new immunotherapeutic strategies for the treatment of cancer is facilitated.

The Program achieves this goal by providing resources and activities that foster meaningful interactions among and between basic cancer researchers and clinicians. The Program nurtures these interactions by assisting in the training of young scientists who will pursue careers in the immunology of cancer; by providing forums for the exchange of scientific ideas, and by funding early efforts in translational cancer immunology.