Discovering and developing neoantigen inducers as new and effective cancer immunotherapeutics

Project: Research project

Project Details


There has been significant progress in cancer care in the past decades. Many types of cancer are now completely curable. However, progress in cancer research has been uneven. Some types of cancer do not yet have any effective treatment options. In this research project, I will attempt to push the boundaries of cancer care. There is one type of cancer treatment called immunotherapy. This treatment harnesses the power of the body’s own immune system to fight the cancer cells. In order for this treatment to be effective, the immune system must be able to see the tumor. That is where I come in. I am proposing a new type of treatment that will make tumors easier for the immune system to see, so the tumors can be more efficiently eliminated. This research will not only advance the field of scientific research in cancer care, but more importantly, I am hopeful that it will make a difference in patients’ lives. My goal is to create a new treatment that patients can take alongside their immunotherapy. It will make invisible tumors become visible. If we are able to develop this novel treatment, more cancers will become curable.
Effective start/end date2/28/232/28/25


  • Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust (Agmt 11/04/22)


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