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Our New Website Has Launched!

March 12, 2013 | Brian Brewer

We're so excited to share that we've launched a new website at www.cancerresearch.org. The entire staff at CRI contributed to building a beautiful, informative site, and each of us is proud of what we accomplished. If you've never built a website before, you can't imagine just how much more complex and laborious a process it is than anyone first imagines. But the more we worked on it, the more we loved what we were building. So why did we do it?

The field of cancer immunology has seen some major breakthroughs in just the past few years. There's a lot of excitement and momentum in the field, and news is coming out of labs and clinics around the world almost every day now. With so much happening, we knew we had to rebuild our site so that you could get access to this news as it happens in an easy way.

There are a lot of really nice new features that we didn't have on the old site, such as:

  • cancer immunotherapy infographics — we've created an easy-to-understand graphic depiction of the immune system and why it offers so much promise in helping us conquer cancer. And if you want to see a snapshot of all late-stage clinical trials of cancer immunotherapies, check out our cancer immunotherapy pipeline infographic.
  • clinical trial info and trial finder — are you interested in learning more about clinical trials? Check out our new clinical trials page. Or are you a patient looking to enroll in a clinical trial? We've created an easy way for you to find cancer immunotherapy clinical trials for patients with several major types of cancer. Go to our clinical trial finder to get started.
  • cancer immunotherapy timeline — this one is really neat! It's a timeline going all the way back to the 1890s chronicling progress in immunology and cancer immunology & immunotherapy up to the present time. Major scientific breakthroughs, treatment approvals, and CRI milestones are all featured. Browse our beautiful cancer immunotherapy timeline now.
  • this blog — this is a place where you can get all the latest updates. Any time we post something new to the site, or have an announcement to make, we'll blog about it. You can subscribe to the blog, or just bookmark it and check back weekly for updates. We also really like that you can comment on the stories we post.
  • new ways to get involved — cash donations are the lifeblood of our mission-driven activities, but there are other ways besides donating that a person can help us. Our new Get Involved section features fundraising ideas and other tips for promoting our work.
  • more stories about the people our work impacts — we've made it easier to find stories of real people affected by the work our donors make possible, such as cancer patients, scientists, and even the donors themselves who share in their own words why they support our mission.
  • interactive map of CRI's global footprintsee all CRI-funded scientists currently or ever supported, project titles, and current locations.
  • easy social sharing — you can share just about every page on our site with your friends using just about any social media site you prefer. It's just one way that you can help us spread the word about our work.
  • mobile friendly version — if you're reading this on a mobile phone or tablet, you already know that we've made sure to include a mobile friendly version of the site. Simpler navigation menus and streamlined content delivery will give any mobile visitor a great browsing experience.

And of course we've got lots of great pages for scientists seeking grant funding or looking to attend a conference.

I really can't express just how excited we are to finally have the new site go online. It's been a long year of daily meetings, strategy discussions, and many, many hours of content creation...all so you can find the highest quality information on the latest breakthroughs in cancer immunotherapy research. And we look forward to continuing to provide you with the most current and exciting news in the field and at the Cancer Research Institute.

So start poking around the site! We built it for you!

 

Updated April 2, 2013.

Comments
Jim Allison
Looks fantastic!
4/2/2013 6:21:17 PM