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David Neilson

Research Intern

David Neilson 

Education


Advisor: Dr. Julian Lum 

 

Contact:

  • Tel: 250-519-5700

  • Fax: 250-519-2040

  • Email: david.neilson@bccancer.bc.ca

     


Research Interests

 

My research focus is on cancer immunotherapy.  This primarily deals with understanding the immune system’s response to different cancer antigens.  When a tumour expresses unique proteins, not present anywhere else in the body, the immune system should be able to identify that antigen as foreign and target that tumour site.   Because this process, in general, is not specific to any form of cancer, any knowledge gleaned here will be somewhat transferable to other fields within cancer research.  Throughout my time here, I will be contributing in a number of projects focusing on response in both prostate and ovarian cancer.