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Venture Capitalists Turn to Science in Search for Next Great Investment

THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS / KARA COLEMAN (NOVEMBER 21, 2019) — Although Silicon Valley is often considered the birthplace of modern entrepreneurial leadership and ideas, scientists across the country are getting attention for groundbreaking work. Investment in health research and development grew 27 percent from 2013 to 2017, for example, and several members of the Pew biomedical … Continued

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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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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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PRESS RELEASE: The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance Is Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Prize for Early-Career Cancer Investigators

October 1, 2018, New York, NY (BUSINESS WIRE): The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance (PSSCRA) today announced the opening of applications for its 2019 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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New mRNA Cancer Drivers Revealed in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – New evidence has emerged today showing that the inactivation or alteration of cancer suppressor genes can take place even if DNA itself remains unaltered. Reporting in Nature, investigators demonstrated that changes in mRNA due to a process called intronic polyadenylation (IPA) can drive development of some cancers by altering gene expression in … Continued

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CSHL’s Camila dos Santos scores family’s second $600K award

TBR News Media They aren’t quite wonder twins, but some day the dedicated work of husband and wife scientists Christopher Vakoc and Camila dos Santos may help people batting against a range of cancers, from leukemia to breast cancer. Dos Santos and Vakoc are the first family of prize winners in the Pershing Square Foundation’s … Continued

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Researchers discover new type of lung cancer

Cold Spring Harbor, NY — Researchers have discovered a new kind of small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). The discovery paves the way for developing personalized medicine approaches to target this previously unnoticed form of the disease. “Cancer is not one thing, it’s actually hundreds of distinct diseases.” This common refrain helps explain the frustrating experience oncologists have … Continued

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