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2013-11-04 08:27:39

TUBINGEN, Germany, and NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The non-profit Cancer Research Institute (CRI) and Ludwig Cancer Research (Ludwig), and CureVac, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that has pioneered the development of a new class of therapies and vaccines based on messenger RNA (mRNA), today announced that they will collaborate to enable clinical testing of novel cancer immunotherapy treatment options. Amplifying the immune system's ability to recognize, attack,...

2013-10-16 16:26:15

Tech entrepreneur Sean Parker's donation to fund cancer immunotherapy research NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cancer Research Institute (CRI), a New York-based nonprofit committed to developing immune system-based cancer treatments, was given a $1 million donation from tech entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Parker at CRI's 27(th) annual awards gala on Sept. 30. At the dinner, Parker also received the organization's highest honor for lay individuals, the...

2013-09-18 08:29:52

Awards to be presented at Cancer Research Institute's 60th anniversary gala NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cancer Research Institute (CRI), a New York-based nonprofit committed to developing immune system-based cancer treatments, is presenting two of its highest honors for advancing cancer immunology to Dr. Michael Karin, professor of pharmacology at University of California, San Diego, and Dr. Jill O'Donnell-Tormey, CEO and director of scientific affairs at CRI. They...

2013-09-10 12:30:08

New members from five different countries join to advance cancer immunotherapy NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cancer Research Institute (CRI), a New York-based nonprofit organization committed to developing immune system-based cancer treatments, named 21 new members to its Scientific Advisory Council. During CRI's 60-year history, council members have shaped the direction of cancer immunology research by guiding Cancer Research Institute's research funding strategies....

2013-08-27 12:28:22

Philanthropic money supporting cancer immunotherapy research around the world NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cancer Research Institute (CRI), a New York-based nonprofit organization committed to developing immune system-based cancer treatments, awarded more than $14.6 million in grants and fellowships in the 2013 fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. That funding supports pioneering clinical and laboratory research on cancer immunotherapy. Cancer immunotherapy is a new class of...

2013-08-21 12:28:15

Outstanding Contributions to Cancer Immunotherapy to be Recognized at CRI's 27th Annual Awards Dinner NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cancer Research Institute (CRI), a New York-based nonprofit committed to developing immune system-based cancer treatments, is presenting serial tech entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Parker and MedImmune biotech head Dr. Bahija Jallal with its highest honor for people exceptionally dedicated to advancing cancer research. They will...

2013-06-13 12:24:48

New Campaign Raises Awareness of the Importance of the Immune System in Cancer Prevention and Treatment LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) have teamed up to develop a new print public service announcement featuring NCIS star Mark Harmon. The PSA, entitled "I Am My Own Secret Weapon," is designed to increase awareness about cancer immunotherapy, which mobilizes our immune systems to...

2013-06-02 12:20:09

Contributed by Cancer Research Institute NEW YORK, June 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At six years old Emily Whitehead was only two weeks from a bone marrow transplant when her leukemia came back for a second time. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130602/LA24333) Emily, who goes by Emma, had been fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia since she was five years old. With her second relapse, she and her parents were out of options -- until she was offered a place as the first...

2013-05-22 16:25:31

Series of five webinars will discuss cutting-edge research and breakthroughs in immune treatments for cancers and ways to get involved in immunotherapy NEW YORK, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cancer Research Institute (CRI), a New York-based nonprofit organization committed to developing immune system-based cancer treatments, is holding a series of five webinars in June to talk about breakthroughs in cancer immunotherapy research and treatments as part of Cancer Immunotherapy...

2013-05-09 23:45:40

The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) declares June “Cancer Immunotherapy Awareness Month” to increase awareness of cancer immunotherapy, a new class of cancer treatment that mobilizes the immune system to fight the disease and represents the most immediate hope for curing patients with any type of cancer. The month will feature educational webinars offered free to the public from top experts in cancer immunotherapy, and a Wear White for a Cure Day on June 7. New York, NY (PRWEB)...