Janneke J. Ruizendaal

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New treatment modalities are needed for the treatment of cancers of the head and neck region (HNSCC). Survivin is important for the survival and proliferation of tumor cells and may therefore provide a target for immunotherapy. Here we focused on the ex vivo presence and in vitro induction of survivin specific T cells. Tetramer staining and ELIspot assays(More)
BACKGROUND Infection with high risk Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is associated with cancer of the cervix, vagina, penis, vulva, anus and some cases of head and neck carcinomas. The HPV derived oncoproteins E6 and E7 are constitutively expressed in tumor cells and therefore potential targets for T cell mediated adoptive immunotherapy. Effective immunotherapy(More)
BACKGROUND T cell receptor gene transfer is a promising strategy to treat patients suffering from HPV induced malignancies. Therefore we isolated the TCRalphabeta open reading frames of an HPV16E6 specific CTL clone and generated TCR transgenic T cells. In general low level expression of the transgenic TCR in recipient human T cells is observed as well as(More)
Recombinant adenoviruses (RAd) and recombinant vaccinia viruses (RVV) expressing tumour-associated antigens (TAA) are used as anti-tumour vaccines. It is important that these vaccines deliver the TAA to dendritic cells (DC) for the induction of a strong immune response. Infection of myeloid DC (MDC) with RAd alone is relatively inefficient but CD40(More)
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