The use of the immune system has been a revolution in oncology for 10 years. The same immune system that protects us from infections can now, even in the clinic, be used to attack and destroy cancer cells and sometimes even cure some patients – this is called cancer immunotherapy. We have teams that study the microbiome in oncology, that is, the beneficial bacteria that are in our bodies, and finally, we have teams that use viruses to fight cancer.

Researchers involved

  • Marie-Claude Bourgeois-Daigneault
  • Jean-François Cailhier
  • Réjean Lapointe
  • Bertrand Routy
  • Manuela Santos
  • John Stagg
  • Simon Turcotte