Can your own immune system effectively fight cancer in the same way that it fights against viruses and bacteria? Indeed, cancer immunotherapy was declared the Breakthrough of the Year by Science Magazine in 2013, and these new treatments are having a major impact for several types of cancer. Join Koch Institute director and David H. Koch Professor of Biology Tyler Jacks as he presents new discoveries and promising technologies in the field of cancer immunology and immunotherapy. He will share research from his own laboratory about the immune system's response to cancer, and highlight MIT’s collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to re-engineering immune cells to destroy tumors. View photos on Facebook or watch the video below:
This program was the third of five special with/in/sight events celebrating our fifth anniversary and highlighting the pillars of progress in MIT’s cancer research program, and also included interactive demonstrations by Koch Institute trainees.