Nature publication and international film award for VUmc cancer immunology research

The video that accompanies the Nature paper of E Rodriguez, STT Schetters & Y van Kooyk (Dept. of Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology, VUmc) won the Global Short Film Award, which will be awarded at the international Cannes film festival on May 19.

Cancer immunology research at VUmc shows with the film Glycotreat how cancer vaccines are designed to effectively use the immune system to attack cancer. These vaccines work best if at the same time the coat of sugar covering the tumor is broken, only then the immune system can destroy the tumor.

Direct link to the paper.