June is Cancer Immunotherapy Month

June 15th, 2016

With our close partners at the Cancer Research Institute, the CRL is pleased to highlight June as Cancer Immunotherapy Month. The past year has seen immunotherapy ever more in the news. For example, in March of this year, Jimmy Carter announced that immunotherapy had successfully treated his melanoma. And in January, spurred on in large part by the recent success of immunotherapy, President Obama put Vice President Biden in charge of a new ‘cancer moonshot‘ initiative. As we appreciate these events during this month, it is remarkable to reflect on how the cancer immunotherapy revolution had its roots in basic science done here in the CRL at Berkeley.

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