Boosting immune cells to target cancerous tumours with Dr Tessa Gargett

Video series: Translating Research

In this episode, we hear how Dr Tessa Gargett and her colleagues are boosting the immune system to help the body fight cancerous tumours.

We learn about:

  • how white blood cells are boosted in the lab and reinfused as anti-cancer treatment
  • why this treatment is beneficial against primary brain tumours
  • how this precise treatment will be the first of it’s kind in the world


About the researcher

Dr Tessa Gargett is an immunologist and cell therapy specialist working at the Centre for Cancer Biology, UniSA and the Royal Adelaide Hospital. In 2013 she received her PhD in medicine, in 2019 she was awarded a SA Cancer Council Beat Cancer Early Career Fellowship and she is currently a Florey Research Fellow.


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