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Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology Seminar: "Aberrantly Spliced Surface Proteoforms With New Roles in Immunotherapy"

Host: Dr Markus Müschen

"Aberrantly spliced surface proteoforms with new roles in immunotherapy”

Our most recent work informed the central hypothesis that non-canonical exon usage plays a dual role in leukemia and other pediatric cancers. On the one hand, it provides cancers with intrinsic mechanisms of epitope loss, which can render targeted immunotherapy ineffective. On the other hand, alternative splicing could be a source of cancer-specific epitopes and as such could aid immunotherapy. By simultaneously exploring the effects of alternative splicing on antigen loss and neo-epitope gain, we aspire to lay ground for the development of new immunotherapeutics that would target pediatric cancers with the specificity current modalities do not possess.

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Meeting ID: 986 0675 0547

Meeting Passcode: 585644


  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

    Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko, PhD
    Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Pediatrics






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