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Allison shares inaugural Tang Prize for his cancer immunotherapy innovation
Date:6/20/2014

ses. Academia Sinica, Taiwan's preeminent academic organization, similar to the National Academy of Sciences in the United States, administered award selection.

Immune checkpoint blockade therapy is spreading to other types of cancers through clinical trials. Researchers are studying how these drugs work in combination with targeted therapies, chemotherapy and each other as well as why they only work for some patients.

Allison is executive director of MD Anderson's immunotherapy platform, which addresses these questions and supports immunotherapy research across multiple cancer types, including the Moon Shots Program, established in 2012 to dramatically accelerate the pace of converting scientific discoveries into clinical advances that reduce cancer deaths.

Allison also is deputy director of the David H Koch Center for Applied Research of Genitourinary Cancers and holds the Vivian L. Smith Distinguished Chair in Immunology at MD Anderson.


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Contact: Scott Merville
smerville@mdanderson.org
713-792-0661
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
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