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  • Ten Years of Leadership in Immunotherapy

    The last several years have been packed with revolutionary developments in immunotherapy, the decade’s biggest breakthrough in cancer treatment. Yale scientists have played leading roles in that story. Despite the tremendous progress, big challenges remain.

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  • Profs feel satisfied, snubbed by Nobel Prizes

    The Nobel Prize was awarded Monday for cancer immunology. The 2018 Nobel laureates James Allison and Tasuku Honjo found proteins known as immune checkpoints that can stop T-cells, causing them to pass over a cancer cell instead of attacking it. Checkpoint inhibitors drastically transformed the field of cancer immunology said Mario Sznol, co-director of the Cancer Immunology Program at YCC. He praised the decision to award Allison and Honjo, but said many others also deserved recognition. “One who didn’t get the Nobel Prize but made a major, major contribution to understanding this pathway and its role in the treatment of cancer is Dr. Lieping Chen, who’s here at Yale, and as far as I’m concerned, Dr. Chen also deserves part of the Nobel Prize.”

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  • Lieping Chen, PhD, wins prestigious 2017 Warren Alpert Prize

    Lieping Chen, Ph.D., co-director of the Cancer Immunology Program at Yale Cancer Center and United Technologies Corporation Professor in Cancer Research and professor of immunobiology, of dermatology and of medicine at Yale School of Medicine, has been presented with the 2017 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize for transformative discoveries in the field of cancer immunology.

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