Cancer begins in the body when changes to the DNA and other molecules cause cells to grow out of control and the immune system doesn’t identify and remove them.
Immunotherapy is a breakthrough field of cancer research that aims to harness an individual’s immune system to fight cancer. Molecular testing, such as genomic sequencing, can provide important biological information about why a patient might develop cancer in the first place and may help to identify treatment and clinical trial options.
We’re focused on speeding up the translation of the most promising personalised tests closer to the clinic.
“The future of cancer care lies in the ability of clinicians to understand each individual’s disease, and to utilise the best treatment options available.”
- Kathy Minas, Consumer Representative
The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre alliance, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the University of Melbourne have partnered to create a new collaborative Centre for Cancer Immunotherapy.Learn more