Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy

Computerised image of cancer cellsCancer Immunology represents a strong and developing theme within the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy. Building on exceptional international interest within this area, investigators within the Institute work within a broad range of interests and are characterised by a strong translational focus.

Professor Benjamin WillcoxBasic Science Lead
Professor Benjamin Willcox

Professor of Molecular Immunology

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Professor Gary MiddletonClinical Lead
Professor Gary Middleton

Professor of Medical Oncology

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About our research

Cancer Immunology is one of three research domains within the successful CRUK Centre award of 2017 and the Centre for Immunology and Immunotherapy of Cancer (CIIC), a UoB-wide grouping facilitating cross-Institute/cross-College development of this theme, has been active since 2012.

Aims of our research

Our aim is to make significant contributions to understanding the fundamental processes that underlie the immune response to cancer and to translate this into therapeutic opportunities with our NHS partners. Our plans will see us strengthen national and international collaborations, deepen our interactions with industry and contribute to training within this exciting area of biology.