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Titel Tumor immunology and immune therapy of cancer
Kursnummer 1594
Program Tumörbiologi och onkologi (FoTO)
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 1.5
Datum 2017-11-20 -- 2017-11-24
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för onkologi-patologi
Särskild behörighet
Kursens syfte The purpose of the course is to deepen the knowledge in the field of tumor immunology. More specifically, to understand how the immune system is regulated in cancer and how this knowledge can be used to treat patients with cancer.
Kursens lärandemål After the course is completed the students will be able to (1) explain important aspects of tumor immunology, (2) indicate advantages and disadvantages of different immune therapy strategies, (3) explain mechanisms of immune escape, 4) hypothesize how different immune-based regimens may affect clinical outcome in patients with cancer.
Kursens innehåll This course covers basic and applied immunology and a current review of experimental research and clinical application of tumor immunology. Both pre-clinical and clinical aspects of cancer vaccination, adoptive cell therapy, and antibody therapy will be discussed. Development of novel therapies through modification of immune cell subsets will be presented. Features of the tumor microenvironment, cancer-associated inflammation, immune surveillance and escape, and immunosuppression will also be discussed. Planning, performing, and monitoring of clinical trials are included in the course as well. One to two days are dedicated to lectures by invited international experts from the field.
Arbetsformer Lectures, seminars, group discussions and case-studies.
Obligatoriska moment All lectures and teaching activities are mandatory. Absence from mandatory parts of the course will have to be compensated by other relevant activities after discussion with the course leaders.
Examination Oral group presentation and individual assignment based on case-studies. Every student will be individually assessed.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel Recommended course literature will be provided one month prior to course start.
Antal studenter 12 - 32
Urval av studenter Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date)
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Kursansvarig Rolf Kiessling
Institutionen för onkologi-patologi
0851776857
Rolf.Kiessling@ki.se
Kontaktpersoner Andreas Lundqvist
Institutionen för onkologi-patologi

Andreas.Lundqvist@ki.se


Ulrika Edbäck
Institutionen för onkologi-patologi

ulrika.edback@ki.se


Yago Pico de Coaña
Institutionen för onkologi-patologi

yago.pico.de.coana@ki.se