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Barber Receives Mary Louise Andrews Cancer Research Award

Dr. Amorette Barber received the Virginia Academy of Science’s Mary Louise Andrews Award for Cancer Research, which supports basic research in any area of cancer research. Dr. Barber and two of her Longwood research students received this award for their project titled “T cell Costimulation Enhances Anti-tumor Immunity by Altering Cytokine and Chemokine Secretion”. By receiving this grant money, they will be able to study the cytokine and chemokine secretion profiles of T cells to determine which receptors maximize anti-tumor functions. Using these data, they will then apply this information to the tumor immunotherapies they are currently testing in their research lab at Longwood University.

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