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Defining the immunological interplay between fibroblastic reticular cells and anti-tumour T cells

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Coordinator
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM 

Organization address
address: Edgbaston
city: BIRMINGHAM
postcode: B15 2TT
website: www.bham.ac.uk

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website https://lnscgroup.net/
 Total cost 195˙454 €
 EC max contribution 195˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-07-01   to  2018-06-30

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1    THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM UK (BIRMINGHAM) coordinator 195˙454.00

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 Project objective

Lymph nodes are sites where immune responses are robustly initiated. Paradoxically, they are also very common metastatic sites, where tumour progression is well-tolerated. Robust evidence defines a role for fibroblastic reticular cells (FRCs) in preventing T cells from acquiring effector functions within lymph nodes, and deleting T cells that show self-reactivity. FIBROCAN will test the hypothesis that FRCs systematically shut down anti-tumour T cell responses, testing mechanisms of suppression in vitro and in vivo, and charting tumour antigen presentation by FRCs to T cells for the first time.

At the frontier of stromal immunology and cancer biology, FIBROCAN was been designed to inform our fundamental understanding of metastatic cancer progression, particularly relevant to the implementation and design of T cell immunotherapies. This project provides the opportunity for a lasting and multi-disciplinary contribution in the high impact fields of stromal and cancer immunology.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
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2016 K Knoblich, SM-L Siew, B Parekkadan, S Turley, A Fletcher
Abstracts of ICI 2016 International Congress of Immunology, 21-26 August 2016, Melbourne, Australia
published pages: 1-1274, ISSN: 0014-2980, DOI: 10.1002/eji.201670200
European Journal of Immunology 46 2019-06-13

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