Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance


The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance is dedicated to playing a catalytic role in accelerating cures for cancer by enabling the pursuit of the most innovative and advanced cancer research and by facilitating collaborations between science and business.

Early-Stage Funding for Cancer Research

The Prize for young investigators provides early-stage funding opportunities to New York scientists with innovative ideas in cancer research. The program surrounding the Prize is a catalyst in bridging the gap between the academic scientific community and the business community.

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News

July 25, 2018
‘HIJACKED’ CELL RESPONSE TO STRESS REVEALS PROMISING DRUG TARGETS FOR BLOOD CANCER

NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine — A signaling pathway that helps promote normal cell growth worsens a form of leukemia by taking control of another pathway better known for protecting cells from biological stress, a new study shows. The discovery that the NOTCH1 pathway takes control of heat shock transcription factor 1 (HSF1) signaling in T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or T-ALL, suggests that blocking one or more genes in the HSF1 pathway could represent a new approach in treating the aggressive disease, researchers say.

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Events

May 23, 2018 
5TH ANNUAL PERSHING SQUARE SOHN PRIZE DINNER

On Wednesday, May 23rd, the Pershing Square Research Alliance held its Fifth Annual Prize Dinner at the Park Avenue Armory, awarding its 2018 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research to seven exceptional groundbreaking scientists in New York City. The evening began with a panel discussion on synthetic biology, featuring Dr. Jef Boeke, Director of the Institute for Systems Genetics at NYU School of Medicine and Dr. Floyd Romesberg, Professor in the Department of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute. Ira Flatow, Host and Executive Producer of the popular podcast Science Friday, moderated the discussion.

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“The Pershing Square Foundation is proud to support scientific leaders in the fight against cancer.”

Bill Ackman, Co-Founder. The Pershing Square Foundation