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PRESS RELEASE: The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance Is Now Accepting Applications for its 2020 Prize for Early-Career Cancer Researchers

September 30, 2019, New York, NY (BUSINESS WIRE): The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance (PSSCRA) today announced the opening of applications for its 2020 Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research. The prize of $200,000 per year for up to three years is awarded annually to at least six New York City area-based scientists. … Continued

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Horwitz Prize Awarded for Work on Critical Cancer Pathway

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IRVING MEDICAL CENTER/EUREKALERT – Columbia University will award the 2019 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize to three scientists: Lewis C. Cantley, Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, USA, David M. Sabatini, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, MD, USA, and Peter K. … Continued

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Exploration of Pregnancy-Related Changes in Breast Tissue

ONCOLOGY TIMES – A century-old medical understanding recognizes the fact that a full-term pregnancy early in a woman’s life dramatically decreases her risk of breast cancer. Camila dos Santos, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Cancer Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, wants to know more about that phenomenon. She has set about interrogating breast tissue—both … Continued

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Discovery of a New Immune Process Could Lead to Better Pain Treatments

MIRAGE NEWS – A molecular pathway known for responding to cellular stress also produces pain-inducing molecules in immune cells in mice, according to a new study by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Weill Cornell Medicine and Wake Forest University School of Medicine. The investigators found that blocking this pathway can reduce pain. The findings, published online in the … Continued

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PRESS RELEASE: PERSHING SQUARE SOHN PRIZE AWARDS $4.2M TO SEVEN “NEXT GENERATION” INNOVATORS IN CANCER RESEARCH

PERSHING SQUARE SOHN PRIZE AWARDS $4.2M TO SEVEN “NEXT GENERATION” INNOVATORS IN CANCER RESEARCH  The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance Has Invested Over $22 Million in the New York Life Science Ecosystem by Funding NYC’s Most Innovative Cancer Researchers  NEW YORK, May 21, 2019 – The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance today announced … Continued

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The Tisch Cancer Institute and Precision Immunology Institute at Mount Sinai Launch Center for Computational Immunology

Newswise — (New York, NY – May 9, 2019) — The Tisch Cancer Institute and the Precision Immunology Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have launched the Center for Computational Immunology, a hub that will help researchers studying cancer, genomics, machine learning, and immunology collaborate to find better targeted immunotherapies for patients. Benjamin … Continued

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President Bruce Stillman wins prestigious Gairdner Award

Cold Spring Harbor, NY — Dr. Bruce Stillman, President and CEO of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), has been awarded the 2019 Canada Gairdner International Award in honor of his pivotal contributions to basic research. The Canada Gairdner International Award recognizes researchers who have made seminal discoveries or contributions to biomedical science. Dr. Stillman is being honored for “pioneering … Continued

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