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'AnswerToCancer' website provides insight into new immune system cancer treatment, Kathryn Carse
"Cancers don't operate the way most diseases do. Instead of invading from outside, they arise from mutations in the body's own cells, making it difficult for the immune system to recognize cancer as foreign."
– Jill O'Donnell-Tormey, Ph.D., CRI CEO and director of scientific affairs
June 4, 2014
Immune Design, NY Non-Profits Team Up To Boost Cancer Drugs, Ben Fidler
“These are things as a small private company we would not have been able to afford. [It] allows companies like ours that don’t have all the tools together to have our tools being tested in combination with other companies’ tools.”
– Carlos Paya, Immune Design CEO
June 12, 2013
Cancer Has a “Game-changing” Moment, Mary Elizabeth Williams
“We always believed these therapies could have this type of impact…We’re an organization that’s been doing this for 60 years, and we’re in a very different space in this field now. It doesn’t work for everybody, but we are seeing remarkable responses. It tells you the potential. This is a game-changing time.”
– Jill O’Donnell-Tormey, Ph.D., CRI CEO and director of scientific affairs
December 11, 2012
The T-cell Army, Jerome Groopman
"You are not treating the cancer—you are treating the immune system. And it was the first drug of any type to show a survival benefit in advanced-melanoma patients in a randomized trial.”'
– James P. Allison, Ph.D., director of CRI Scientific Advisory Council
April 23, 2012