Our Collaborative Mission
Cancer immunology is an important part of the fabric of the Institute, and our mission is to serve as an intellectual center for cancer immunology efforts across the Institute and the Harvard Medical School community. Many investigators from other fields have become interested in pursuing basic/clinical studies in cancer immunology. This trend is likely to continue, given the substantial impact of immunotherapies in the clinic and major scientific opportunities at the interface of cancer biology and immunology.
We closely collaborate with our clinical colleagues, aiming for a seamless transition from basic discovery to clinical translation. This sense of community is fostered at monthly faculty meetings in which all investigators interested in immunology are invited to participate, including basic, translational and clinical investigators. We serve as a source of expertise in key areas of cancer immunology and have active collaborations with many investigators outside of the department.