Meet The Cancer Experts: Dr. Linh Nguyen


  I’m Linh Nguyen. I’m head of the Cell Production Team at Princess Margaret in the Tumour Immunotherapy Program.

What excites me, every day, to come to work, is trying to use our basic science knowledge to find new ways to use the immune system to fight cancer.

I think I’m most proud of the program that we’ve set up. I came from a basic science background with an interest in the immune system and how it can be used to fight cancer. But then to be able to use that knowledge and the resources provided by Princess Margaret to form a program where we’re actually making therapeutic product that can be used in experimental trials – it’s very complicated, it takes a lot of expertise and a lot of hard work. And I think we’re there now and I think I’m very proud of that.

Being exposed to the physicians at Princess Margaret has been really inspiring. I’m always very struck by how dedicated they are to their patients and really trying to get the very best care possible for every single patient. It’s very inspiring to see that and that helps motivate me in doing my work and doing my part of what I can to try to bring new therapies for those patients.