I am the Vice Chair for Translational Research in the Department of Medicine and the Director of Cancer Vaccine and Dendritic Cell Therapies in the Center for Immunotherapy. My goal is to fix cancer-related immune dysfunction and teach our bodies to fight cancer as aggressively as we fight viral infections.
An outside attack from a bacteria or virus is typically eliminated by our immune system. But cancer is different. It’s not an attack from the outside. It's something that results from an error in our own cells, and our bodies don’t know how to deal with it. Growing cancer remains undetected for several years until it’s too late to start effective immune response and to eliminate it. This offends me, and I plan to change the way our immune system recognizes and kills cancer.
Watch the video above to learn more about Dr. Kalinksi and how he plans to turn 25 years of research into comprehensive cancer care for all patients.
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