Lecture - Novel immune insights to fight cancer- Prof Erika Jensen-Jarolim

11/02/2016 13:00 to 11/02/2016 16:30 (Europe/Luxembourg)

Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg


Prof. Erika Jensen-Jarolim, MD, has a full Professor at the Interuniversity Messerli Research Institute of Medical University Vienna,
She is Head of Dept of Comparative Medicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna and at University Vienna and Head of AllergyCare, Molecular Allergy Diagnosis at the Study Center, Vienna, Austria


Tumor progression results from the balance between the oncogenic signal versus immune reactions in cancer, which are often dominated by tolero-genic signals from tumor-infiltrating T regulatory cells as well as from the tumor cells themselves. This may be the reason why anticancer vaccines did so far not achieve the expected success, despite formulations with immune stimulatory adjuvants, usage of novel vehicles facilitating co-stimulation, or application of tumor antigen mimetics. It may be expected that anticancer vaccines will have a breakthrough since immune checkpoint inhibitors have been introduced lately.

Nevertheless, most of the studies investigating anticancer immunity are focusing on cytotoxic responses which are classically rather associated with Th1 immunity. Less work has been done concentrating on Th2-type immune responses, that we know so well in allergy, in and around cancer tissues.

Whereas allergists aim at achieving immune tolerance and oncologists at its avoidance, Allergo-Oncology combines their knowledge to improve the understanding of allergy mechanisms in cancer.


13:00 - 14:30 : Lecture

Lycée Technique d'Esch/Alzette - Salle de projection audiovisuelle

15:00 - 16:30 : Workshop

Females in science

House of BioHealth
Room Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

Registration required for the workshop - send us an email.

About the Lecture & Workshop series - Infection & Immunity

The LIH lecture and workshops series in Infection and Immunity, supported by the FNR, are gathering internationally recognised speakers to address topics around Infection and Immunity. Twelve lectures will be organised in 2016, followed by workshops especially dedicated to early-stage researchers.

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From 11/02/2016 13:00
To 11/02/2016 16:30


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