Internal Medicine’s Dr. Fernandez-Madrid delivers keynote at international vaccine summit

November 10, 2017

A Wayne State University School of Medicine professor of Internal Medicine gave the keynote address during the Global Vaccination Summit in Toronto.

Felix Fernandez-Madrid, M.D., was invited to present “Autoimmunity in Breast Carcinogenesis. Implications for Vaccination in Solid Tumors” at the Global Vaccines and Vaccination Summit and B2B conference Nov. 1-2.

His presentation detailed findings that autoantibodies in breast cancer identify autoantigens participating in breast carcinogenesis. Some of those autoantibodies and cytokines involved in immune surveillance may have anti-tumor effects, offering the potential ability to identify protective and tumorigenic responses, as well as new candidate biomarkers for targeted immunotherapy and for cancer vaccination in solid tumors.