Professor Erwei Song

Sun Yat-sen University, China

will present a Lecture entitled:

Turning Cold to Hot Targeted Immunotherapy

on Thursday 5 May 2022, 12 – 1pm

McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, North Building

Virtual Lecture – Join via Zoom (details below, no registration necessary)

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Erwei Song is Professor of Breast Surgery and President of Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), in China. He is also Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He obtained his M.D. in 1995 and Ph.D. in 2000 from Zhongshan Medical School, SYSU. Then he studied as a postdoc fellow at the Department of Transplant Immunology, Essen University Hospital in 2001, and at the CBR Institute of Biomedical Research, Harvard Medical School in 2002. Two years later, he became an instructor at the CBR Institute of Biomedical Research at Harvard. In 2005, he returned to China and set up his own lab at SYSU.

As a clinician scientist, Erwei is keen to address scientific questions derived from clinical practice. He is among the first doctors in China to perform breast-conserving surgery, which preserves the microenvironment tissues for activation of anti-tumor immunity. His study has proposed and solidified “the Theory of Tumor Ecosystem”, which sheds new lights on immunotherapy. He has identified various new subtypes of cancer-associated immune cells and mesenchymal cells, new receptors of various crucial cytokines, and a new archetype of long non-coding RNAs that function as signaling molecules to regulate intracellular or intercellular signal transduction. These findings provide new therapeutic strategies for targeting tumor microenvironment as well as immunotherapies for solid tumors. By comparing patient samples before and after treatments, he has also demonstrated the critical role of miRNAs in regulating the biology of cancer stem cells (CSC).

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Institution Host: Professor Ruth Ganss, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

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