October 12, 2018

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Immunotherapy

Dr. Liz Wayne got her start as a cancer hunter, searching for rogue cells running loose through the bloodstream. But she started to notice something strange – everywhere she found cancer cells, she found immune cells, too. Today, a big issue with cancer therapy is that some cancer sites are really hard to reach, but immune cells have no problem getting there. Dr. Wayne thought, why not hitchhike cancer-fighting drugs onto immune cells to get them straight to the places they’re needed most? Listen to this month’s episode to find out how her research may pave the way for a cheaper, more accessible kind of cancer immunotherapy. Plus, stick around after the credits to hear the origin story of Dr. Wayne’s podcast, PhDivas.


Hosted by Kelsey Hickey and Ben Mansky
Produced by Kelsey Hickey and Ben Mansky
Editing help from the CTOR team

Original music by Arda Mizrak
Pinball machine sound effect from mapleleaf on Freesound.com

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