Lecture series cancer research - "Integrating immune and molecular classifications of cancers to guide immunotherapies" - Prof Wolf-Hervé Fridman

01/06/2017 11:00 to 01/06/2017 14:00 (Europe/Luxembourg)

Luxembourg, Luxembourg


Prof Wolf-Hervé FRIDMAN is Professor Emeritus of Immunology at the University of Paris - Descartes, President Canceropole lle de France.


Tumors grow within a complex microenvironment composed of immune cells, fibroblasts, endothelial cells and other non-malignant cells. The study of the composition of tumor microenvironments has led to classifications with prognostic and theranostic values, as well as to treatments modulating its composition and its functional orientation. lmmunotherapy is aimed to substitute or activate the patient’s immune reactions to its tumor in order to control the disease in the long run. It has already revolutionazed the management of several deadly and major cancers. Evaluating the tumor microenvironments allows the most appropriate selection of patients for an immunotherapeutic approach, to unveil mechanisms of resistance and provides novel therapeutic targets. In Colorectal Cancer, the molecular and immune classifications confirmed that not only Microsattelite instable (MSI) tumors, but also a subgroup of Microsattelite Stable (MSS) tumors, are characterized by a favorable immune contexture with high Th1/cytotoxic infiltration. Other subtypes exhibited poor immune infiltation or, in the worst prognostic case, high T cell infiltration in the context of a major inflammatory, angiogenic and desmoplastic reaction which should be addresed differently in terms of immunotherapy. ln clear cell Renal Cell Cancer, we identified a poor prognosis subgroup with high infiltration of CD8 T cells which express check-point inhibitors in the presence of PDL-1 and/or PDL-2 expressing tumor cells. We characterized the lymphocyte populations that concur to poor prognosis and could be targeted by appropriate immunotherapeutic approaches.



11.00 - 12.00: LECTURE

CHL, Amphitheatre

12.30 - 14.00: 'meet & eat'

LIH, BAM, Mc Clintock room

Registration required for the 'Meet & Eat' - send us an email

programme 2017-2018

About the Lecture & Workshop series - cancer research

The LIH lecture and workshops series in Cancer Research, supported by the FNR and jointly organized with the University of Luxembourg, are gathering internationally recognised speakers to address topics around Cancer Research.  Please find here the full programme for 2017-2018.

This lecture will be followed by a workshop especially dedicated to early-stage researchers.

Attendance to the lecture and workshop are free of charge. Should you be interested in registering for the workshop, please feel free to do so by sending us an email.


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