By mhspitzer on
July 25, 2018

Congratulations to Lauren on being awarded an ASCO Young Investigator Award sponsored by the Women Who Conquer Cancer! We're proud of your achievement and excited to see where this project takes you!


By mhspitzer on
January 24, 2017

Our newest paper is now officially out in Cell

Systemic Immunity Is Required for Effective Cancer Immunotherapy.
Spitzer MH, Carmi Y, Reticker-Flynn NE, Kwek SS, Madhireddy D, Martins MM, Gherardini PF, Prestwood TR, Chabon J, Bendall SC, Fong L, Nolan GP, Engleman EG.
Cell. 2017 Jan 10. pii: S0092-8674(16)31738-X. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.12.022. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28111070


A link to the paper can be found here:


Check out the UCSF press release here:



By mhspitzer on
October 04, 2016

The Office of the Director at the NIH has announced a new series of High-Risk High-Reward research grants. Among those funded, the Spitzer lab recevied one of the Director's Early Independnce Awards to support our efforts to understand how cancer development impacts the immune system, with the goal of identifying elements of the immune system that are optimal for targeting by cancer immunotherapies. Read more about the awards here: