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Pint of Science Festival 14-16 May 2018

Breaking Bad in cancer: your immune system is working for the enemy

Luca Cassetta Photo

Dr. Luca Cassetta (Postdoctoral Researcher) will be giving a talk at this years festival

We are all unfortunately familiar with what cancer is and how dangerous it can be for our health. But we also know that not all cancers are the same and that some are more dangerous than others. But, why is this?

This is caused by a combination of factors including tumor stage at diagnosis and tumor aggressiveness. Moreover, some tumors are silent and do not give any sign of their presence until it’s too late. In this talk, I will explain how cancer can “corrupt” the immune system and, importantly, what current cancer research is doing to revert this mechanism to effectively kill the tumor.