Dr. Patrick Hwu will discuss the latest advances in cancer treatments, in particular cancer vaccines, tumor immunotherapy and cancer immunology. Significant advances in our understanding of the immune response against cancer have allowed researchers to design novel immune therapies for patients. Dr. Hwu’s laboratory is focused on the translation of basic immunologic concepts from the laboratory to the clinic. They have found that some patients with metastatic cancer can be successfully treated with infusions of tumor-reactive T -cells.
Dr. Patrick Hwu is considered one of the leading tumor immunologists in the country, and a primary force in the development of novel vaccine and adoptive T-cell therapies. His laboratory and clinical work have led to insights and advances in the understanding of the interactions between tumors and the immune system, and the development of cellular immunotherapies.