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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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Dose-dependent role of the cohesin complex in normal and malignant hematopoiesis

Abstract: Cohesin complex members have recently been identified as putative tumor suppressors in hematologic and epithelial malignancies. The cohesin complex guides chromosome segregation; however, cohesin mutant leukemias do not show genomic instability.

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Loss of BAP1 function leads to EZH2-dependent transformation

Abstract: The tumor suppressors BAP1 and ASXL1 interact to form a polycomb deubiquitinase complex that removes monoubiquitin from histone H2A lysine 119 (H2AK119Ub).

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The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance (PSSCRA) today announced the opening of applications for its Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research.

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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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PRESS RELEASE: Damon Runyon, Sohn Conference Foundations Name 4 New Pediatric Cancer Research Fellows

Exceptional young scientists receive prestigious awards to tackle cancers in children and young adults

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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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Pancreatic cancer exosomes initiate pre-metastatic niche formation in the liver

Abstract: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDACs) are highly metastatic with poor prognosis, mainly due to delayed detection. We hypothesized that intercellular communication is critical for metastatic progression.

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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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