Cancer Vaccines

Catherine Wu, M.D., Professor, Dana-Faber Cancer Institute, is a world expert in understanding how to train the immune system to attack particular targets, something very important in cancer. Dr. Wu originally did not intend to be a cancer doc, she intended to be a rheumatologist, working on autoimmune diseases, but her career was transformed when she spent time on the wards, seeing patients who were cured of blood cancers by transplant. The experience of watching a patient be completely cured led Cathy to decide this is what she wanted to do with her life.