Theme leader

Prof.dr. M. van Egmond

Theme members

Description Cancer Immunology

The Cancer Immunology program studies the immunological processes involved in cancer  development, is involved in  immune monitoring of patients, and aims to develop innovative treatments for cancer. Many tumors are difficult to treat due to immune suppression as a consequence of intense crosstalk between the tumor and components of the immune system. This theme‚Äôs main aim is to identify the immune suppressive mechanisms underlying this immune escape. By dissecting micro-environment-related resistance mechanisms, novel therapeutic targets and biomarkers may be identified, which will be further developed for clinical application.