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65 Years CRI Awards Gala

In 2018, we celebrate the Cancer Research Institute's 65th birthday with the scientific and philanthropic leaders in immunotherapy.

CRI 65 Years Awards Gala

Throughout CRI’s 65 years it has not wavered from the belief that the body’s immune system holds the key to curing cancer. Thanks to generations of scientists and millions of dollars in support from CRI we now know this to be true. So much is happening today that 65 years ago seemed impossible. The future has never been brighter. 

On Thursday, October 25, 2018, the Cancer Research Institute will bestow its highest honors on those who, like CRI, are dedicated to fueling the development of immunotherapies for all forms of cancer. Join us at The Metropolitan Club, 1 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022 from 6:30p.m. to 10:00p.m. 

Celebrate 65 years of scientific progress and a future immune to cancer as we honor those who share our vision. Reserve your tickets today! 

This year's honorees include:

Oliver R. Grace Award
for Distinguished Service in Advancing Cancer Research

Perri Peltz
Journalist and Filmmaker 

Accepted on their behalf by George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D.
President and Chief Scientific Officer, Regeneron

William B. Coley Award
for Distinguished Research in Basic and Tumor Immunology

Miriam Merad, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Icahn school of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Padmanee Sharma, M.D., Ph.D
Professor, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Frederick W. Alt Award
for New Discoveries in Immunology

Boris Reizis, Ph.D.
Professor, NYU School of Medicine 

Special Guest of Honor

James P. Allison, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Immunology
The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center
2018 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

Have a question? 

Contact events@cancerresearch.org.

Each year, we honor outstanding individuals whose contributions to cancer research—through scientific discovery or corporate and philanthropic leadership—have significantly advanced our mission to conquer cancer through immunotherapy.

Read the press releases announcing the awards: 

*Immunotherapy results may vary from patient to patient.