Can we use the immune system to fight cancer?
In this upcoming lecture, Claire Roddie, Associate Professor, UCL and Consultant Haematologist at UCLH, will discuss the science of biohacking, where biologists go into a patient’s genetic code and reprogram their immune system to recognise and fight cancer cells. This talk will focus on a technique called CAR T-cell therapy, also known as a type of cell-based gene therapy as it involves altering the genes inside T cells to help them attack the cancer. As seen on the BBC, Dr Roddie, said the treatment was "transformative, probably the biggest breakthrough in the last 20 years in malignant blood cancers. It's an absolute delight to be able to offer new therapies to these patients who otherwise have no treatment option available to them." This lecture will be followed by a Q&A with Dr Roddie. 25 January 2022 5:00-6:00pm (GMT)