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Professor Phil Darcy is currently a NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and Group Leader at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. His laboratory focuses on developing novel T cell based immunotherapy approaches for cancer in preclinical mouse models and translating this into patients. Specifically, he is focused on the development of gene modified mouse and human T cells expressing chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) that can effectively target and eradicate cancer in mice. A Phase I clinical trial leading from this work was recently completed at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in patients with acute myeloid leukaemia which represented a first in Australia using this approach and another trial using this approach in non-small cell lung carcinoma patients is underway. His laboratory is also focused on development of combined immune based therapies for cancer.
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- Cancer immunology
- Clinical translation
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Giuffrida, L., Sek, K., Henderson, M. A., Lai, J., Chen, A. X. Y., Meyran, D., Todd, K. L., Petley, E. V., Mardiana, S., Mølck, C., Stewart, G. D., Solomon, B. J., Parish, I. A., Neeson, P. J., Harrison, S. J., Kats, L. M., House, I. G., Darcy, P. K. & Beavis, P. A., Dec 2021, In: Nature Communications. 12, 1, 18 p., 3236.
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PTPN2 phosphatase deletion in T cells promotes anti-tumour immunity and CAR T-cell efficacy in solid tumoursWiede, F., Lu, K-H., Du, X., Liang, S., Hochheiser, K., Dodd, G. T., Goh, P. K., Kearney, C., Meyran, D., Beavis, P. A., Henderson, M. A., Park, S. L., Waithman, J., Zhang, S., Zhang, Z. Y., Oliaro, J., Gebhardt, T., Darcy, P. K. & Tiganis, T., 15 Jan 2020, In: The EMBO Journal. 39, 2, 26 p., e103637.
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Sek, K., Mølck, C., Stewart, G. D., Kats, L., Darcy, P. K. & Beavis, P. A., 1 Dec 2018, In: International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 19, 12, 23 p., 3837.
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A multifunctional role for adjuvant anti-4-1BB therapy in augmenting antitumor response by chimeric antigen receptor T cellsMardiana, S., John, L. B., Henderson, M. A., Slaney, C. Y., von Scheidt, B., Giuffrida, L., Davenport, A. J., Trapani, J. A., Neeson, P. J., Loi, S., Haynes, N. M., Kershaw, M. H., Beavis, P. A. & Darcy, P. K., 15 Mar 2017, In: Cancer Research. 77, 6, p. 1296-1309 14 p.
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Beavis, P. A., Sek, K. & Darcy, P. K., Sep 2017, In: Molecular Therapy. 25, 9, p. 1997-1998 2 p.
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