National Breast Cancer Coalition

The Complex Role of the Immune System in Targeting Metastatic Cancer Cells

Paul Ewald, PhD | University of Louisville

Date: May 6, 2012 | Run Time: 22:12 | Course Level: Intermediate

Hear about high potential concepts that may be ready for clinical trials: viruses; infectious agents; vaccines; lifestyle; and other innovative approaches to the primary prevention of breast cancer. Listen to Dr. Paul Ewald from the University of Louisville discuss how evolution can help us understand the role of immunity in the prevention and cure of breast cancer.

You will learn:

  • Ways in which evolutionary principles can be applied to understand how to prevent or cure breast cancer.
  • Details on cancers caused by pathogenic infections and the resulting vaccines that have been developed to combat them.
  • The complex role played by the immune system in the monitoring and targeting of metastatic cancer cells.

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