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PRESS RELEASE: The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance Is Now Accepting Applications for its 2021 Prize for Early-Career, Radically Innovative Cancer Researchers

The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance Is Now Accepting Applications for its 2021 Prize for Early-Career, Radically Innovative Cancer Researchers NEW YORK, OCTOBER 5, 2020 (Business Wire) – The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance (PSSCRA) today announced the opening of applications for its 2021 Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research. The prize … Continued

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PRESS RELEASE: THE PERSHING SQUARE SOHN CANCER RESEARCH ALLIANCE AWARDS $4.2M TO SEVEN RISING LEADERS IN CANCER RESEARCH

THE PERSHING SQUARE SOHN CANCER RESEARCH ALLIANCE AWARDS $4.2M TO SEVEN RISING LEADERS IN CANCER RESEARCH The Pershing Square Sohn Prize Has Supported 46 Cancer Scientists in the New York Life Science Ecosystem by Funding High-Risk, High-Reward Research NEW YORK, JULY 29, 2020 (Business Wire) – The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance today announced … Continued

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PRESS RELEASE: THE PERSHING SQUARE FOUNDATION AWARDS $3 MILLION TO INNOVATIVE SARS-COV-2 RESEARCH PROJECTS

THE PERSHING SQUARE FOUNDATION AWARDS $3 MILLION TO INNOVATIVE SARS-COV-2 RESEARCH PROJECTS Foundation Supports Leaders in Life Science who have Refocused Work to Combat the Coronavirus Pandemic NEW YORK, July 7, 2020 (Businesswire) – The Pershing Square Foundation (the “Foundation”) today announced that it has awarded $3 million to nineteen recipients at ten academic research institutions … Continued

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Why pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is so lethal

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) is a deadly cancer, killing patients within a year. CSHL Professor Christopher Vakoc and his former postdoc Timothy Somerville discovered how pancreatic cells lose their identity, acquire a deadly new identity, and recruit nearby cells to help them grow, promote inflammation, and invade nearby tissues. This understanding could lead to new … Continued

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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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