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The Road to the Nobel Prize

The road that leads to a Nobel prize is typically long and full of turns. James Allison, Ph.D., first showed in 1996 that an effective strategy against cancer targeted the immune system rather than the tumor — yet it wasn’t until 2011 that the Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug utilizing this method. For his pioneering work that has saved countless lives, Allison won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

At this event, Allison, who chairs the immunology department at MD Anderson Cancer Center, shared his experience in transforming laboratory observations into an entirely new approach to treating cancer.

View the event in full below:

 

 

 

The event was co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for Health and Biosciences, the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Texas, the Consulate General of Sweden in Houston and Miraculum. Follow @BakerCHB on Twitter and join the conversation online with #BakerBioSci.

Agenda

10:00 a.m.

 

 

Welcome and Introduction

10:15 a.m.

 

 

Keynote Address — From Laboratory Observation to Breakthrough Treatments

James Allison, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Immunology, and Executive Director, Immunotherapy Platform, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

11:15 a.m.    

Lunch

12:15 p.m.

 

 

Armchair Discussion: Receiving the Noble Prize

James Allison, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Immunology, and Executive Director, Immunotherapy Platform, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Moderated by Ann-Christine Langselius, Ph.D., CEO and Chair, Miraculum

12:45 p.m.    

Closing Remarks

  

Registration

Attendance at this event was by invitation only. The cost of attendance was $50 for SACC members and $75 for non-SACC members. Members of the Baker Institute Roundtable and Health Policy Forum received complimentary admission with the promotional code included in their invitation.

For more information on the Baker Institute Roundtable and how to become a member, please contact our development office at 713.348.8087 or roundtable@rice.edu. For information on joining the Health Policy Forum
download the Health Policy Forum Brochure and/or contact the forum at 713.348.2735 or bakerchb@rice.edu.

 

When?

Wed, May 22, 2019
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Where?

James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
Rice University's Baker Institute — 6100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005

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