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Department of Microbiology-Immunology: E. Antoinio Chiocca, MD, PhD

When: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center, SQBR Auditorium, 303 E. Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dr. Pablo Penaloza-MacMaster   312.503.5240

Group: Department of Microbiology-Immunology Seminars/Events

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Title:  Gene and Viruses as Therapeutics for Cancer

Speaker: E. Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD / Harvard University

Host:  Pablo Penaloza-MacMaster, PhD


Pathogens, such as viruses, can be turned into therapeutic modalities for a variety of diseases such as cancer, by genetic modification to turn them into gene therapy vectors or into cancer-selective infectious agents (oncolytic viruses).  Glioblastoma is a deadly brain cancer.  We have utilized gene therapy and oncolytic viral approaches to cause direct cytotoxicity and also stimulate immune responses against this cancer in mouse models and clinical trials in humans.  I will discuss the biology of these approaches and the current state of clinical trials. 


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