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Vol. LXVII, No. 4
February 13, 2015
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Mider Lecture Features NCIís Mackall, Feb. 25

Dr. Crystal Mackall

Dr. Crystal Mackall, chief of the Pediatric Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute, will deliver the annual G. Burroughs Mider Lecture as part of the 2014- 2015 Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series. Her talk, ďImmunotherapy for childhood cancers: Mobilizing the troops,Ē will be held on Feb. 25, 3-4 p.m., in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10.

After completing her clinical training in pediatrics and internal medicine, Mackall came to NCI in 1989 to undertake subspecialty training in pediatric hematology/oncology. She now leads a cutting- edge clinical immunotherapy program that incorporates adoptive cell therapies using genetically engineered T cells, adoptive NK cell therapies, dendritic cell vaccines, cytokines and checkpoint inhibitors. She has made important contributions to our understanding of the biology of T-cell homeostasis, has led the clinical development of interleukin-7 as a therapeutic immunorestorative and has conducted translational studies focused on pediatric tumor immunology.

The Mider lecture, established in 1968, recognizes an NIH intramural scientistís outstanding contributions to biomedical research and honors G. Burroughs Mider, the first director of NIH laboratories and clinics. For lecture information and reasonable accommodation, contact Jacqueline Roberts, (301) 594-6747 or robertsjm@mail.nih.gov.


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