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Celgene-backed cancer biotech Repare emerges from stealth with $68M

After 18 months being incubated by Versant Ventures, upstart Repare Therapeutics has emerged from stealth mode with an impressive $68 million, backing from Celgene and some big-name execs. The Montreal and Cambridge, Massachusetts, biotech saw founding investor Versant Ventures co-lead the series A round with MPM Capital. They were also joined by other syndicate investors … Continued

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Ackman Commits New Funds for Cancer Research on Vaccines, Drugs

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PRESS RELEASE: The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance announces 2017 winners

SIX NEW YORK CITY SCIENTISTS WIN PERSHING SQUARE SOHN PRIZE FOR YOUNG INVESTIGATORS IN CANCER RESEARCH  The Pershing Square Sohn Research Alliance Continues Investment in the Next Generation of Medical Research Talent to Accelerate Breakthroughs in Cancer Research  NEW YORK, May 8, 2017 – The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance today announced the six … Continued

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Dr. David Lyden Receives Grants from the Sohn Conference Foundation

Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have received two grants from the Sohn Conference Foundation to advance their investigation into how cancer spreads in children. Dr. David Lyden, the Stavros S. Niarchos Professor in Pediatric Cardiology and a professor of pediatrics, Dr. Haiying Zhang, an assistant professor of cell and … Continued

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The First Cell Inspired a Career of Genomic Discoveries & Cancer Research

Some people struggle to find their paths in life. Not Chris Mason, PhD, Associate Professor and geneticist at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. He had already determined he wanted to be a geneticist by the time he reached eighth grade. “I was—and still am—a curious kid. I wanted to know how the world … Continued

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Embryo Experiments Reveal Earliest Human Development, But Stir Ethical Debate

Ali Brivanlou slides open a glass door at the Rockefeller University in New York to show off his latest experiments probing the mysteries of the human embryo. “As you can see, all my lab is glass — just to make sure there is nothing that happens in some dark rooms that gives people some weird … Continued

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PRESS RELEASE: The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance Now Accepting Applications for the 2017 Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research

The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance (PSSCRA) today announced the opening of applications for its 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 five New York City-based scientists, enabling them to continue to pursue explorative and high-risk/high-reward research at a stage when traditional funding is lacking.

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PRESS RELEASE: The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance announces 2016 winners

The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance (“the Alliance”) today announced seven winners of the third annual Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research (“the Pershing Square Sohn Prize”). Each will receive $200,000 in funding per year for up to three years to enable them to continue to pursue explorative and high-risk/high-reward research.

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How Not to End Cancer in Our Lifetimes

President Obama calls the quest to cure cancer the “moon shot” of his presidency. But if the federal government has its way, this rocket may never leave the launchpad.

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Jennifer Doudna: The Promise and Peril of Gene Editing

Geneticist Jennifer Doudna on the controversy about Crispr-Cas9, a technique that could potentially cure genetic diseases.

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