My guest is Prof Dr. Jérôme Galon, Research Director at INSERM (National Institute of Health and Medical Research) & leader of the INSERM Integrative Cancer Immunology laboratory, at the Cordeliers Research Centre. His current interests & major contributions concern basic & translational research in cancer immunology, using systems biology. His laboratory has made some ground-breaking findings demonstrating that the adaptive immune response within a tumor was a better predictor of survival than traditional staging based on the size and spread of a tumor.The new wave of immunotherapies reflects what has been known for some time; that the answer to cancer is in you! But it is not that simple. Our immune system is complex and intricate & as science unravels its mysteries, we are developing new understandings of how the immune system can be captured & recruited in the laboratory; retrained and returned to you the patient!
Prof Dr Jérôme Galon – Prof Dr Jérôme Galon is Research Director at INSERM & leader of the INSERM Integrative Cancer Immunology laboratory, at the Cordeliers Research Centre, Paris. He obtained his PhD in Immunology, at the Laboratory of Cellular and Clinical Immunology Pr WH Fridman Curie Institute, Paris, France. His interest is translational research in cancer immunology, using systems biology. His Lab demonstrated that the adaptive immune response within the tumour was a better predictor of survival than traditional staging based on the size and spread of a tumour. Awards: 2008, The Colon Cancer Research Schaeverbeke Award, Fondation de France,& the Clinical Research Award, Rose Lamarca, Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale. 2010 he received the William B. Coley Award from the Cancer Research Institute, NY, USA, 2011: the French National Academy of Science & the French National Academy of Medicine(2011)awards. He has published scientific papers and book chapters. http://www.ici.upmc.fr/
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