On Tuesday, October 19th, 2021, the Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance held its Fifth Annual Pershing Square Sohn Retreat at the Simons Foundation in Manhattan, New York, featuring the 2018 Prize winners.
At The Rockefeller University's 2018 Women & Science Spring Lecture and Luncheon, 2014 Prize winner Dr. Agata Smogorzewska, a physician-scientist at The Rockefeller University, discussed how new discoveries are fueling the development of innovative cancer therapies, including some that precisely target an individual’s tumor cells by exploiting the cells’ own defects in DNA repair. Some of the work presented was supported by the Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance.
Through a generous commitment of $25 million from the Pershing Square Foundation, the Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance has created a prestigious program that will award $1.2 million in its first year to exceptional young scientists in New York City with innovative ideas in the field of cancer research.
The Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research was announced on October 22 at the annual Galien Forum in New York.