Grant ID RR210067
Awarded On August 18, 2021
Title Recruitment of Rising Stars
Program CPRIT Scholar
Award Mechanism Recruitment of Rising Stars
Institution/Organization The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Principal Investigator/Program Director Yong Lu
Cancer Sites Gallbladder, Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct, Ovary
Contracted Amount $3,998,389
Summary of Goals and Objectives

I am a well-funded investigator in cancer immunotherapy with a history of expertise in tumor immunology of solid tumors (e.g., pancreatic cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, and other cancers) extending back to my graduate studies. I am also currently serving as (A) a leader of Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center for Signaling and Biotechnology Program, and (B) an advisor to NCI for the research gaps and future directions in cancer adoptive cell therapy (ACT). As a CPRIT Scholar, I will draw from these experiences to work toward my overall goal of developing more effective cancer immunotherapeutic approaches to treat solid tumors.

I will do this by achieving the following overarchi...

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