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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Novel Use of Malignant Pleural Effusion Resident T cells for Systemic Adoptive Cell Transfer in Veterans with Lung Cancer
Principal Investigator:

Rajeev Dhupar

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $384,016
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Systemic immune checkpoint blockade and adoptive cell transfer (ACT) therapies have been used successfully in high mutational burden tumors such as non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and melanoma, resulting in objective response and longer survival. For ACT, surgery is often required to obtain solid tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL), which must then be isolated and expanded due to their small quantities. Alternatively, malignant pleural effusions (MPEs) that occur in advanced NSCLC have abund...

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