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Mingye Feng, PhD

The understanding of the mechanisms by which specific types of immune cells detect and attack tumor cells has enabled the development of promising cancer immunotherapies. Recently, researchers have discovered the important roles of immune cells called macrophages in the surveillance and elimination of tumor cells. Dr. Feng focuses on understanding how cancer cells protect themselves and evade macrophages, and how macrophages recognize cancer cells and target them for elimination. He hopes to develop novel anti-cancer therapies by blocking cancer cells’ self-protection ability to enable their elimination by macrophages. These studies can be applied to all different types of cancers.

Project title: "Macrophage-mediated immunosurveillance in metastasis"
Institution: City of Hope
Award Program: Dale Frey Scientist
Cancer Type: All Cancers
Research Area: Cell Biology