What is the research about?
One of the most common types of cancer in Ireland is Colorectal Cancer (CRC). The importance of the immune system in cancer, including in CRC has been extensively described. Our group researches the role of immune system and how its power can be harnessed to treat CRC.
The groups research will look at cells in the blood, within and surrounding tumours in those living with colorectal cancer.
We will explore how these cells interact to prevent the immune system from destroying cancer cells.
Having a greater understanding of how the immune system is suppressed in colorectal cancer has a lot of potential in the advancement of diagnostics and immunotherapies.
Involvement Opportunity Details
2-hour meeting, twice a year for two years
Contact between meetings:
Email notice of meetings up to a month in advance, outlining the date and agenda to be covered. Potentially material to review prior to meeting (compensated).
Length of involvement:
Start date for involvement:
If online, explain how:
Online meetings will take place over Zoom or Teams. Communication outside of meetings, may be carried out via email or over the phone depending on participants preference.
If in person, explain where:
Any in-person meetings will take place in Galway City, most likely Galway University Hospital.
Other ways of communicating:
Microsoft Teams / Phone call / Social media e.g. the research group has numerous Twitter accounts and Instagram accounts that participants can follow / video call / Whatsapp / Zoom
Funding available for:
If no funding available, explain why:
Stage of the research study/ programme:
Is this opportunity for PPI in a PhD:
Closing date to contact researchers:
Ana Walsh, Emma Gorman
University of Galway
PhD Student (Cancer Immunology)
Irish Cancer Society
Interested in this PPI Opportunity?
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