Dr Tessa Gargett - Childhood Brain Cancer
Did you know that NRF researchers are working towards improving techniques and treatments for toddler concussion, head injury, brain tumours and brain cancer in children? Dr Tessa Gargett is currently focused on childhood brain cancer.
"Standard treatments for childhood brain cancers are unsatisfactory. The cancer cells grow back and cause death in almost all patients. Breakthrough treatments using engineered white blood cells have transformed survival prospects for patients with blood cancers. We want to extend the promise of this cell therapy to brain cancer patients.
Here, we will combine our expertise in basic and clinical science to develop a new cell therapy program and so harness the power of the immune system to beat brain cancer."