Prof.dr. M. van Egmond
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’s 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.