Hematology & Cancer Immunology
Erythrocytes also known as red blood cells carry oxygen to the body and collect carbon dioxide from the body via haemoglobin. It has a life span of 120 days and helps in protecting the healthy cells as W.B.C (leucocytes) act as the defending cells which help in the protection of immune system from foreign cells or antigens. The leucocytes are multipotent cells in bone marrow and have life span of 3-4 days and the yellow blood cells are called as thrombocytes which are small and irregular in shape having a life span of 5-9 days and are mostly seen in mammals and help in blood clotting known as thrombosis which leads to heart attack, stroke, blockage of blood in arms and legs, etc. Cancer immunology is a branch of immunology that deals with the interaction of immune system with cancer cells (also called tumours or malignancies). It is a field of research which helps to innovate cancer immunotherapies in order to treat and retard the progression of disease. The immune response has the capacity of recognizing cancer-specific antigens which forms the basis of targeted therapy (like vaccines & antibody therapies) and tumour marker based diagnostic tests.
- Track 1-1 Cancer Immunotherapies
- Track 2-2 Clinical Immunology
- Track 3-3 Immunoediting
- Track 4-4 Immunosurveillance