Novel tumor-specific antigens for acute myeloid leukemia (aml) and uses thereof


Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has not benefited from innovative immunotherapies, mainly because of the lack of actionable immune targets. Novel tumor-specific antigens (TSAs) shared by a large proportion of AML cells are described herein. Most of the TSAs described herein derives from aberrantly expressed unmutated genomic sequences, such as intronic and intergenic sequences, which are not expressed in normal tissues. Nucleic acids, compositions, cells and vaccines derived from these TSAs are described. The use of the TSAs, nucleic acids, compositions, cells and vaccines for the treatment of leukemia such as AML is also described.

Sébastien Lemieux
Sébastien Lemieux
Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator, Functional and Structural Bioinformatics Research Unit, IRIC | Scientific direction of the Bioinformatics platform | Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Université de Montréal