Researching the cures


Dr Yaohe Wang

Dr Wang is investigating ways to combine virotherapy approaches with immune system-boosting drugs to kill any remaining pancreatic cancer cells post-surgery.

Project Title: Development of a novel prime-boost vaccination
regime for treatment of pancreatic cancer

Professor Yaohe WangProject Aims: Building on his previous PCRF-funded project, which modified common viruses to specifically infect and kill pancreatic cancer cells, Dr Wang’s new project aims to show how combining this ‘virotherapy’ approach with drugs that boost the immune system’s activity will help to kill any pancreatic cancer cells left in the body following surgery to remove tumours – and could prevent the disease from recurring.