1993 …2023

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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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • Cancer immunology
  • T-cell
  • Clinical translation

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