Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance


The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance is dedicated to playing a catalytic role in accelerating cures for cancer by enabling the pursuit of the most innovative and advanced cancer research and by facilitating collaborations between science and business.

Early-Stage Funding for Cancer Research

The Prize for young investigators provides early-stage funding opportunities to New York scientists with innovative ideas in cancer research. The program surrounding the Prize is a catalyst in bridging the gap between the academic scientific community and the business community.

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News

August 6, 2019
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 before, during, and after pregnancy in normal and cancerous phenotypes—to better define pregnancy-related changes and understand why and how these changes block cancer development.

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Events

May 22, 2019 
SIXTH ANNUAL PERSHING SQUARE SOHN PRIZE DINNER

On Wednesday, May 22nd, the Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance held its Sixth Annual Prize Dinner at the Consulate General of France in New York, awarding its 2019 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research to seven early-career pioneers in cancer research in New York City.The evening began with remarks by Consul General Anne-Claire Legendre followed by Olivia Tournay Flatto, PhD, President of The Pershing Square Foundation and Co-founder and Executive Director of the Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance. After introductory remarks, Stephanie Oestreich, PhD, Executive Vice President of Evotec and member of the Kendall Square Orchestra, performed a beautiful violin solo. After the entrée, three current Pershing Square Sohn Prize winners were interviewed by The Pershing Square Foundation Co-Trustee and founder, William Ackman.

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“The Pershing Square Foundation is proud to support scientific leaders in the fight against cancer.”

Bill Ackman, Co-Founder. The Pershing Square Foundation