Dr. Gerry Krystal, PhD
Dr. Gerald Krystal, PhD
Research Interest :
Our lab is interested in manipulating the tumour microenvironment in order to selectively kill tumour cells. One approach we are pursuing involves altering the properties of the immune cells within the tumour to enhance their ability to attack the cancer cells. The other approach involves altering our diets to a low carbohydrate, high protein diet in order to starve the tumour cells, which are typically very dependent on glucose for survival and growth, and enhance tumorical killing by immune cells, which require certain amino acids for activation.
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