Examples of cancers caused largely by infections include cervical cancer, some liver cancers, and gastric cancer. If the infection can be prevented, or treated, the cancer can also be prevented. When the immune system is damaged, including by infections like HIV, cancers increase. Understanding the importance of the immune system has led to new avenues for the treatment of cancer.
This lecture will also consider one of the fastest moving areas of cancer treatment, stimulating the immune system to attack cancers.
A lecture by Chris Whitty, Gresham Professor of Physic 30 October
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/infection-immunity-cancer
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