We are currently conducting a clinical trial of immunotherapy for Oropharyngeal cancer in collaboration with colleagues at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

We have several projects examining the nature of the immune responses induced by HPV infection, and by the vaccines we are trialling that target the HPV proteins expressed in cancers. These studies examine the specificity and functions of the individual components of the immune system - Dendritic cells, Helper T cells, Cytotoxic T cells, Macrophages, and Epithelial cells.

We are also examining the nature of the bacteria that colonise sun damaged skin, determining the toxins they produce that alter the skin immune system and the pre-cancer cells.