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Cancer Research Institute Celebrating 60th Anniversary, Honoring Immunotherapy Leaders
Date:8/21/2013

t of AstraZeneca and head of MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. Dr. Jallal is being honored for her work as part of the groundbreaking collaboration between MedImmune, CRI and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research to bring three promising immunotherapies into clinical trials.

"I'm honored to receive this award, but more importantly, I'm excited to partner with organizations like the CRI and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research to explore the potential of immune mediated therapies and the promise they have to become the cornerstone of future cancer treatments and help millions of patients who desperately need new treatment options," said Dr. Jallal.

In addition to the Grace Award, at the dinner CRI will bestow the William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic and Tumor Immunology and the Frederick W. Alt Award for New Discoveries in Immunology, which are presented annually to scientists whose outstanding contributions to cancer immunology have made a tremendous impact on the lives of cancer patients.

Nightline anchor and ABC News reporter Bill Weir will emcee the event. Folk, soul, blues and pop music duo JohnnySwim will provide musical entertainment.

Event Contact
Lynne Harmer, Director of Special Events
events@cancerresearch.org or (212) 688-7515, ext. 226

About the Cancer Research Institute

The Cancer Research Institute (CRI), established in 1953, is the world's only nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to transforming cancer patient care by advancing scientific efforts to develop new and effective immune system-based strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat, and eventually cure all cancers. Guided by a world-renowned Scientific Advisory Council that includes three Nobel la
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