The Carson laboratory at The Ohio State University is interested in the translation of basic science discoveries in the field of immunology into clinical treatments for cancer. Our research focuses on factors that influence the immune response to cancer cells, especially in the setting of breast cancer and malignant melanoma.
Areas of focus include:
- use of cytokine adjuvants with therapeutic monoclonal antibodies
- effects of stress on the immune response
- combination of immunotherapy with targeted agents.
Our laboratory is well suited for the physician-scientist in training or post-doctoral researcher interested in discovery for the sake of clinical application. If you are a patient with cancer please go to Dr. Carson's clinical website.