Join us on the 7th April for the first episode in our four-part series on Cancer Research, with Prof Ann Ager, Cardiff University. In the period 7th April-29th April, Researcher Live will feature exclusive sessions on innovations and advancements in cancer research, spotlighting experts in the field. Sign up here to receive email updates about this series.
  • 7th April, 10am BST - Prof Ann Ager, Cardiff University: 'T cell homing in cancer immunotherapy: challenges and opportunities'


  • 21st April, 10am BSTDr Luke Tattersall, University of Sheffield: ‘Preclinical bone cancer research’


  •  27th April, 4pm BST - Prof Chris Bakal, Institute of Cancer Research: ‘The shape of you: Using AI, bioengineering, and statistical cell biology to understand how changes in cell morphogenesis drives cancer’


  • 29th April, 4pm BST- Prof Dean Fennell, University of Leicester: Mesothelioma. The evolving treatment landscape and future directions


In this first session with Prof Ann Ager, we will discuss the following topics:

  • How T cells detect and infiltrate solid cancers 


  • Arming T cells to improve homing and infiltration of solid cancers  


  • Cancer-associated blood vessels as an immune checkpoint during therapy 


  • Impact of HEV neogenesis in solid cancers on therapeutic outcomes  


  • Combined targeting of T cells and tumour blood vessels: a new approach to effective CAR T cell cancer therapy


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Date and Time
Thursday, April 7, 2022 9:00 AM 09:00 am - 10:00 am GMT+0
Speakers Avatar Prof Ann Ager, Cardiff University

Prof Ann Ager gained a PhD from Cambridge University studying inflammatory responses in vascular endothelial cells and trained in microvascular endothelial cell biology with Professor Judah Folkman at Harvard Medical School during her post-doctoral studies. In 1983 she moved to the Department of Immunology, University of Manchester as a postdoctoral fellow working with Professor Bill Ford and started what has become her life-long interests in specialised high endothelial venule (HEV) blood vessels and T-cell homing in health and disease.


She gained an MRC Senior Fellowship in Manchester before moving to a Principal Investigator position at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London in 1992 where she began working on L-selectin/CD62L.  In 2007 she moved to the Division of Infection and Immunity, Cardiff University as a Reader and was awarded a personal chair in 2018. Since moving to Cardiff, her research has focused on T-cell trafficking in diseases such as virus infection, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.

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