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The Center of Excellence in Immunology (CEI) is one of 4 Centers of Excellence within the NCI Intramural Research Program (IRP). These Centers are multi-disciplinary venues that generate connections among diverse intellectual, financial, and physical resources within the IRP to help develop new initiatives, projects, and collaborations that reduce the burden of cancer.


The Mission of the Center of Excellence in Immunology is to foster discovery, development, and delivery of novel immunologic approaches for the prevention and treatment of cancer and cancer-associated viral diseases.



  • Provide a format to integrate the diverse fields within immunology and facilitate translation of basic research discoveries into successful treatments
  • Serve as a distinctive think tank to facilitate blending basic and clinical scientific expertise and perspectives
  • Merge disciplines and promote new perspectives
  • Provide attractive partnership options for academia and pharmaceutical companies
  • Promote interaction of immunologists in the intra- and extramural communities

Selected Activities

  • Save the Date for the 2020 Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Symposium which will be held on September 2-3rd on the Bethesda campus of the NIH.
  • The Immunology and Immunotherapy Seminar Series
  • Collaborations with the Center for Human Immunology
  • Collaborations with the Cancer Immunotherapy Network (CITN)
  • Partnerships with the Society for the Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC)
  • Collaborations with Biotech and Pharma





Last updated by Linnekin, Diana (NIH/NCI) [E] on Jan 03, 2020