DR. PAMELA OHASHI

DR. PAMELA OHASHI

CO-DIRECTOR, TUMOR IMMUNOTHERAPY PROGRAM

Dr. Pamela Ohashi is driven by the desire to cure cancer. Her positive outlook and dedication to innovation pushes her research forward. As a graduate student, Dr. Ohashi worked with Dr. Tak Mak when he cloned the T-cell receptor in 1984. Being part of that key discovery allowed Dr. Ohashi to continue to build her career doing research in this new, exciting field.

Dr. Ohashi’s research focuses on understanding ways to regulate and improve the immune response to cancer. New strategies and mechanisms are being uncovered that will help control immune responses and may be applied to enhance the immune attack on cancer. In addition, her team has developed techniques to grow tumor-infiltrating T-cells. This is important in two ways: it gives us insights into what is going on inside a tumor and can also be used as a therapy to treat patients.  

Dr. Ohashi knows teamwork is key to finding a cure. Together, she and her colleagues at The Princess Margaret are implementing new clinical trials and building a team of experts with a goal to provide personalized cancer medicine.


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