December 8, 2011
5 PM in Mainz, Germany
TRON – Building 708 at University Medical Center Mainz
Dr. Jérôme Galon
“Intratumoral Immune Reaction. A Novel Paradigm for Cancer”
Dr. Jérôme Galon is research director for INSERM and head of the Integrative Cancer Immunology Laboratory at Cordeliers Research Center in Paris. Dr. Galon has developed a multi-disciplinary network with research scientists in immunology and cancerology, clinical teams and bioinformaticians. Dr. Galon believes that a global understanding of cancer requires the integration and analysis of genomic, proteomic, transcriptomic, molecular, cellular, as well as clinical data and requires bioinformatics. In 2010 he jointly received the William B. Coley Award for groundbreaking studies demonstrating that the “immune contexture”—including the functionality, location, and density of immune infiltrate in colorectal tumors—is a major prognostic factor for human cancers.