McNeel Research Laboratory:
Prostate Cancer Vaccines
At the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center


 Our laboratory is interested in the development of immunological treatments, and vaccines in particular, that can eradicate prostate cancer.  The long-term goal of these studies is to identify in the laboratory, and test in clinical trials, vaccines that can elicit prostate cancer-destructive immune responses for the purpose of treating prostate cancer patients with minimal disease remaining after other standard therapies.  This work is “translational” research, in that it uses patient-derived samples to formulate hypotheses and drive laboratory research and discovery, and then takes these laboratory findings to preclinical and clinical studies.