Rare cells bring new hope in cancer immunotherapy

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Dr Chow Kwan Ting, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, has received the 2019 Croucher Innovation Award for her pioneering research on the anti-tumour activities of a rare immune cell type - plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs).  The research findings provide insights into designing new generations of cancer immunotherapy with the potential to treat a variety of cancers, including those for which no treatment is currently available.
 
“We hope our research will identify ways to rev up the immune system and harness its natural ability to tackle cancer more effectively,” said Dr Chow.
Period20 Feb 2020 → 25 Feb 2020

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Title城大免疫療法覓稀有細胞抗癌
Description城市大學生物醫學系助理教授周筠庭進行其中一項重點涉及免疫「漿細胞樣樹突狀細胞」,藉以研究如何以免疫系統抗癌。

去年底,周筠庭憑「漿細胞樣樹突狀細胞」的研究,獲得2019年度裘槎前瞻科研大獎。目前她及其團隊正剖析細胞的分子途徑與基因調控網絡,希望了解這種細胞偵測及對抗癌症的方式。
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Media name/outlet信報財經
PlaceHong Kong
Media typeWeb
Date25/02/20
Linkstartupbeat.hkej.com/?p=84246
Title城大免疫療法覓稀有細胞抗癌
Description城市大學生物醫學系助理教授周筠庭進行其中一項重點涉及免疫「漿細胞樣樹突狀細胞」,藉以研究如何以免疫系統抗癌。

去年底,周筠庭憑「漿細胞樣樹突狀細胞」的研究,獲得2019年度裘槎前瞻科研大獎。目前她及其團隊正剖析細胞的分子途徑與基因調控網絡,希望了解這種細胞偵測及對抗癌症的方式。
Persons
Media name/outlet信報
PlaceHong Kong
Media typeWeb
Date25/02/20
Linkhttps://www1.hkej.com/dailynews/finnews/article/2385025/%E5%9F%8E%E5%A4%A7%E5%85%8D%E7%96%AB%E7%99%82%E6%B3%95%E8%A6%93%E7%A8%80%E6%9C%89%E7%B4%B0%E8%83%9E%E6%8A%97%E7%99%8C
Title城大研究 注稀有細胞助抗癌
Description城大生物醫學系助理教授周筠庭及其團隊,發現人體免疫系統能對抗癌症,該發現有助研發新一代癌症免疫療法,或能治療多種癌症,以及現尚未有治療方法的癌症。
Persons
Media name/outlet香港經濟日報
PlaceHong Kong
Media typeWeb
Date24/02/20
Linkhttps://paper.hket.com/article/2572062/%E5%9F%8E%E5%A4%A7%E7%A0%94%E7%A9%B6%20%E6%B3%A8%E7%A8%80%E6%9C%89%E7%B4%B0%E8%83%9E%E5%8A%A9%E6%8A%97%E7%99%8C
Title城大稀有細胞研究 免疫抗癌新希望
Description香港城市大學(城大)生物醫學系助理教授周筠庭博士領導的研究團隊,揭示人體免疫系統對抗癌症的內在潛力,獲頒2019年度裘槎前瞻科研大獎,以表彰她對稀有免疫細胞「漿細胞樣樹突狀細胞」對抗腫瘤所作的領先研究。
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Media name/outlet香港商報
PlaceHong Kong
Media typeWeb
Date24/02/20
Linkwww.hkcd.com/content/2020-02/24/content_1179844.html
TitleRare cells bring new hope in cancer immunotherapy
DescriptionUnleashing the intrinsic power of the immune system to fight cancer is the focus of Dr Chow Kwan Ting and her research team on the anti-tumour activities of a rare immune cell type - plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs). Dr Chow, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, has received the 2019 Croucher Innovation Award for the pioneering research.

The current focus of the study is mainly liver and breast cancers, which are prevalent cancer types in Hong Kong. Dr Chow said their ultimate goal is to design targeted immunotherapies and vaccines against broader types of cancer.
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Media name/outletCityU NewsCentre
PlaceHong Kong
Media typeWeb
Producer/AuthorDonna Wong
Date24/02/20
Linkhttps://www.cityu.edu.hk/media/news/2020/02/24/rare-cells-bring-new-hope-cancer-immunotherapy
Title天然抗癌 城大生物醫學團隊研究以人體免疫系統對抗癌症
Description城大生物醫學系助理教授周筠庭博士榮獲2019年度裘槎前瞻科研大獎,以表彰她對稀有免疫細胞「漿細胞樣樹突狀細胞」對抗腫瘤所作的領先研究;周筠庭及其團隊的發現有助研發新一代癌症免疫療法,這種療法具備潛力治療多種癌症,包括現時尚未有治療方法的。
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Media name/outlettopick.hket.com
PlaceHong Kong
Media typeWeb
Producer/Author洪芷晴
Date23/02/20
Linkhttps://topick.hket.com/article/2571931
Title巾帼不让须眉︰香港城大女年轻学者研究独特免疫细胞获嘉许
Description人类与癌症斗智斗勇了许多年仍未取得绝对胜利,导致大家闻“癌”色变。其实科研人员一直默默在研发先进的技术与癌症对抗。比如说近年来渐露头角的免疫疗法,虽然仍有待进一步广泛应用,但已为许多癌症患者带来了希望。香港城市大学(香港城大)生物医学系的一位年轻学者,便致力研究一种于人体内数量稀少的免疫细胞,探索它引发对抗癌症的免疫机制,终极目标是研发出可适用于不同癌症的新一代免疫疗法和疫苗。她凭有关研究,近日获得裘槎基金会“前瞻科研大奖”。
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Media name/outlet香港城大研创
PlaceHong Kong
Media typeWeb
Date20/02/20
Linkhttps://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/2m4CUCdgz3u2rkEq6XqDIA
TitleCityU young scholar’s research on rare cells brings hope to new cancer immunotherapy and vaccine
DescriptionCancer immunotherapy has drawn increasing attention in recent years. Although still at its infancy, it has brought hope to many cancer patients. Exploring the anti-tumour activities of a rare immune cell type in the human body is the focus of a research project led by a biomedical scientist and her research team at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). The research findings will provide insights into designing new generations of cancer immunotherapy and vaccine against different cancers.
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Media name/outletCityU Research Stories
PlaceHong Kong
Media typeWeb
Date20/02/20
Linkhttps://www.cityu.edu.hk/research/stories/2020/02/20/cityu-young-scholars-research-rare-cells-brings-hope-new-cancer-immunotherapy-and-vaccine