Biologic Therapy (Kidney Cancer and Melanoma) Research
The program's efforts have helped develop standard approaches to these cancers. The program offers more than 20 open research protocols, and enrolls 150 plus patients annually in research studies. Specialized areas of research and treatment include: interleukin-2 based therapy; vaccines, cytokines, and other immunotherapies; angiogenesis and signal transduction inhibitors; pro-apoptotic agents to promote programmed cell death.
A steady stream of NIH, foundation, and industry grants support this groundbreaking work, as do two NCI-sponsored SPORE grants in Skin and Kidney cancer, through the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC).
The Biologic Therapy Program is internationally recognized for contributions to the biologic treatment of cancer using cytokines, vaccines, and other novel agents.