Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy at CCR

3d illustration of proteins with T cells
3D illustration of proteins with T cells

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is a world leader in cancer immunology and immunotherapy research. Our researchers have pioneered many of the seminal advances in these rapidly growing fields and are conducting clinical trials aimed at creating immune-based treatments for cancer.

Our Immunology and Immunotherapy Clinical Trials

Physician-scientists at the CCR are actively testing new immunotherapeutics in clinical trials aimed at improving outcomes for patients with cancer, HIV, or immunodeficiency disorders. Patients are seen at the NIH Clinical Center, the Nation’s largest hospital dedicated entirely to clinical research.

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Our Immunology and Immunotherapy Research

Scientists at the CCR have long been pioneers in the fields of basic, translational, and clinical immunology. Research carried out at CCR has led to the development of several novel and effective therapeutics that harness the power of the immune system to fight cancer. This includes critical advances in developing adoptive cell therapy, immune checkpoint inhibitors, vaccines, cytokines and immunotoxins as cancer treatments. Ongoing basic research at CCR is deciphering the complex mechanisms that regulate development and activation of the innate and adaptive immune response, and how these processes become dysregulated in cancer and other diseases. CCR is also translating these advances in basic research into the next generation of cancer therapeutics.

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Our Immunology and Immunotherapy Related Fellowships and Jobs

CCR has opportunities for those interested in pursuing a career in immunology and immunotherapy research, including the NCI Immunotherapy Fellowship, and laboratory-based fellowships for postbaccalaureate, predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees. CCR fellows and faculty have access to unique resources, including cutting-edge technologies and cores, a highly collaborative environment of top researchers, awards for outstanding post docs and scientific symposia and lectures featuring world renowned experts.

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