Infections are a known cause of some types of cancer, some of which can be prevented either by treating the infection or by vaccinating against it. The HIV virus damages the body’s ability to fight infection, thereby increasing susceptibility to infection-related cancers. Dr Newton is studying the complex relationship between HIV, infection and childhood cancer risk in children in southern Africa.
Enhancing immunity against neuroblastoma through the exploitation of antigen-specific T cell co-stimulation receptors
Dr Robert Newton
University of York
York, YO10 5DD
1 February 2012