|Awarded On||February 21, 2018|
|Title||Innate Immune Regulation of Cancer Cell Proliferation|
|Award Mechanism||Individual Investigator|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Nan Yan|
|Cancer Sites||Lung and Bronchus, Skin|
Innate Immune Regulation of Cancer Cell Proliferation Nan Yan, Associate Professor, Department of Immunology, UT Southwestern Medical Center. Our immune system responds to viral infection by turning on innate immunity that acts immediately inside of infected (‘sick’) cells and adaptive immunity that brings in T cells and B cells that can better control the infection. Cancer cells can also be detected by the immune system as ‘sick’ cells due to their rapid growth. Unfortunately, many viruses still cause diseases because they can block our immune response. Similarly, many cancers also weaken the immune response around them. One of the most promising strategies to treat cancer is to restore ou...