The Center for Immunotherapy & Precision Immuno-Oncology (CITI) is a comprehensive bench-to-bedside translational center and department focused on immunotherapy, immuno-oncology, and precision medicine. We help propel immunotherapy, oncology research and therapeutics development across the international footprint of Cleveland Clinic. CITI brings together experts in biomedical research, developmental therapeutics, and clinical medicine in highly integrated programs that foster innovation. In order to advance our goals, CITI has established immuno-monitoring and clinical trials, correlated cores, state-of-the-art genomics shared platforms, immune engineering programs, basic research, and training programs. Our faculty and associate members are renowned leaders in cancer and regenerative medicine, overseeing cutting-edge research and clinical trial programs. The goal of our work is to bring forth a better tomorrow for our patients through discovery and innovation.
Timothy Chan, MD, PhD
Immune-based therapies are redefining how cancer and other diseases are treated, helping to improve clinical outcomes for as many patients as possible. The Center for Immunotherapy & Precision Immuno-Oncology (CITI) at Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute merges our expertise in immunology and genomics to drive innovation in research and care. We are a department that includes research laboratories, shared research platforms, developmental therapeutics and precision medicine programs.
CITI is a state-of-the-art center and department dedicated to immunotherapy research, discovery and developmental therapeutics, with the ultimate goal to make precision immuno-oncology available for every patient. CITI emphasizes large-scale capabilities and data science to drive immune medicine discovery and drug development for patients with cancer, infectious diseases and other illnesses. CITI laboratory principal investigators are pursuing highly innovative research and advanced drug discovery across tumor types. We are working to develop new immunotherapies that will dramatically improve patient outcomes for some of today's most aggressive cancers. CITI oversees Cleveland Clinic GMP-based cell therapy development.
By understanding how the immune system and tumors interact, CITI scientists seek to develop large-scale immunogenomic discovery capabilities in partnership with clinicians and researchers across Cleveland Clinic, as well as industry collaborators.
Focuses on engineered cell therapy translational and biomarker work, identifying new targets for cell therapy, developing novel CAR T/engineered T cells, and developing cancer vaccines.
Our division laboratories address critical topics in translational immunology, tumor immunology, regenerative medicine, cell therapy, and immunotherapy development.
Works across institutes to develop precision-oncology initiatives for Cleveland Clinic patients. We are developing state-of-the-art approaches to provide our patients with access to the latest diagnostics and therapeutics. We work with investigators throughout the Cleveland Clinic and Case Cancer Center on novel clinical trials.
Provides precision immunogenomic profiling through computational immunology, immunomonitoring and immunoprofiling.
Some priority goals of CITI are to:
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