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William B. Coley Award

The William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic and Tumor Immunology has been given to some of the world’s most gifted scientists. Their work has deepened our understanding of the immune system’s response to cancer and other diseases and advanced the development of effective immunotherapies.

This award is given to one or more scientists for outstanding achievements in the field of basic immunology and cancer immunology. Awardees receive an honorary medal and $5,000 prize. The award was established in 1975 in honor of Dr. William B. Coley, a pioneer of cancer immunotherapy, whose daughter, Helen Coley Nauts, founded CRI.

That first year, the award was shared by 16 scientists considered to be the "founders of cancer immunology." Since then, more than 85 scientists around the world have received it.


2014

Tasuku Honjo, M.D., Ph.D.
Lieping Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Arlene Sharpe, M.D., Ph.D.
Gordon Freeman, Ph.D.
(jointly, for tumor immunology)

 

  • Tasuku Honjo, M.D., Ph.D., of Kyoto University School of Medicine
  • Lieping Chen, M.D., Ph.D., of Yale University School of Medicine
  • Arlene Sharpe, M.D., Ph.D., of Harvard Medical School
  • Gordon Freeman, Ph.D., of Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • - See more at: http://www.cancerresearch.org/news-publications/our-blog/september-2014/cri-names-winners-of-top-scientific-prize#sthash.8Pu1oAJY.dpuf

2013

Michael B. Karin, Ph.D.


2012

Richard A. Flavell, Ph.D., F.R.S
Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D.
Kenneth M. Murphy, M.D., Ph.D.
(jointly, for basic immunology)

Carl H. June, M.D.
Michel Sadelain, M.D., Ph.D.
(jointly, for tumor immunology)


2011

Philip D. Greenberg, M.D.
Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D.


2010

Haruo Ohtani, M.D.
Wolf Hervé Fridman, M.D., Ph.D.
Jérôme Galon, Ph.D.


2009

Cornelis J.M. Melief, M.D., Ph.D.
(for tumor immunology)

Frederick W. Alt, Ph.D.
Klaus Rajewsky, M.D.
(jointly, for basic immunology)


2008

Michael J. Bevan, Ph.D.


2007

Jeffrey V. Ravetch, M.D., Ph.D.


2006

Shizuo Akira, M.D., Ph.D.
Bruce A. Beutler, M.D.
Ian H. Frazer, M.D.
Harald zur Hausen, M.D.


2005

James P. Allison, Ph.D.


2004

Shimon Sakaguchi, M.D., Ph.D.
Ethan M. Shevach, M.D.


2003

Jules A. Hoffmann, Ph.D.
Charles A. Janeway, Jr., M.D.
Bruno Lemaitre, Ph.D.
Ruslan Medzhitov, Ph.D.


2002

Lewis L. Lanier, Ph.D.
David H. Raulet, Ph.D.
Mark J. Smyth, Ph.D.


2001

Robert D. Schreiber, Ph.D.


2000

Mark M. Davis, Ph.D.
Michael Pfreundschuh, M.D.


1999

James E. Darnell, Jr., M.D.
Ian M. Kerr, Ph.D.
Richard A. Lerner, M.D.
George R. Stark, Ph.D., F.R.S
Greg Winter, CBE, F.R.S


1998

Klas Kärre, M.D., Ph.D.
Lorenzo Moretta, M.D.
Ralph M. Steinman, M.D.


1997

Robert L. Coffman, Ph.D.
Tim R. Mosmann, Ph.D.
Stuart F. Schlossman, M.D., M.P.P.


1996

Giorgio Trinchieri, M.D.


1995

Ferdy J. Lejeune, M.D., Ph.D.
Malcolm A.S. Moore, D. Phil
Timothy Springer, Ph.D.


1993

Pamela Bjorkman, Ph.D.
John Kappler, Ph.D.
Philippa Marrack, Ph.D.
Alvaro Morales, M.D. FRCSC, FACS
Jack Strominger, M.D.
Don Wiley, Ph.D.


1989

Howard Grey, M.D.
Alain Townsend, Ph.D.
Emil Unanue, M.D., Ph.D.


1987

Thierry Boon, Ph.D.
Rolf M. Zinkernagel, M.D., Ph.D.


1983

Richard K. Gershon, M.D.


1979

Yuang-yun Chu, M.D.
Zongtang Sun, M.D.
Zhao-you Tang, M.D.


1978

Howard B. Andervont, D.Sci.
Jacob Furth, M.D.
Earl L. & Margaret C. Green
Walter E. Heston
Clarence C. Little, D. Sci.
George D. Snell, Ph.D.
Leonell C. Strong, Ph.D.


1975

Garry I. Abelev, M.D., Ph.D.
Edward A. Boyse, M.D.
Edgar J. Foley
Robert A. Good, M.D., Ph.D.
Peter A. Gorer, FRS
Ludwik Gross, M.D.
Gertrude Henle, M.D., & Werner Henle M.D.
Robert J. Huebner, M.D.
Edmund Klein, M.D.
Eva Klein, M.D., & George Klein, M.D., D.Sci.
Donald L. Morton, M.D.
Lloyd J. Old, M.D.
Richmond T. Prehn, M.D.
Hans O. Sjogren