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PRESS RELEASE: The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Prize for Early-Career Cancer Scientists

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance (PSSCRA) today announced the opening of applications for its 2018 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-based scientists, enabling them to … Continued

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Ackman Commits New Funds for Cancer Research on Vaccines, Drugs

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Why Are More Science Funders Investing in Young Researchers? Here’s Part of the Story

We report frequently enough about research grants and prizes specifically for young investigators—particularly in the biomedical sciences—that some readers have asked why so many foundations make it a point to earmark this early-career funding. What's the obsession with youth? We gray-hairs want to know.

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The case of philanthropy: bringing scientists and philanthropic donors together, for good

By Olivia Tournay Flatto (Disease Models & Mechanisms) – Summary: Philanthropists and scientists share many common interests, and yet they are not familiar with each other’s ways of thinking. This Editorial highlights how to improve their mutual understanding to advance research and life sciences.

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The Logic Behind a Push to Support Underfunded Young Cancer Researchers

Be Sue-Lynn Moses (Inside Philanthropy) – Well, here we are again. It’s late spring, and the Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance recently announced the winners of the 2015 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research.

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New York Social Diary: Spring Ahead

On Thursday, May 7th, the Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance held its second annual dinner at the Park Avenue Armory, awarding its 2015 Prize in Cancer Research to exceptional innovative scientists in New York City.

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Scene Last Night

By Amanda Gordon (Bloomberg Business) – Cancer biologist Christine Mayr found common ground Thursday night with Bill Ackman.

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Cancer Researchers Win Funding

By Caroline Lewis (Crain’s New York Business) – The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance will announce Thursday the second class of early-career cancer researchers to win funding and support through its program.

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Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance Attends the 5th Annual Galien Forum

The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance recently sponsored a panel entitled, “Pioneers for a Cure: the Role of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Cancer Research” at the 5th Annual Galien Forum.

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Cancer Philanthropy, Wall Street-Style

Kristina Strain (Inside Philanthropy) – This ain’t your father’s cancer philanthropy. This ain’t some namby-pamby Race for the Cure-style charity outfit or a lumbering legacy foundation. This is cancer philanthropy, Wall Street-style.

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