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CRI in the News

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

Genentech Follows Fast at ASCO as Cancer Immunotherapy Picks Up, Luke Timmerman
"We’ve shown immunotherapy is a valuable tool in the fight against cancer."
– Mitchell H. Gold, CRI trustee
May 15, 2013

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

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 chief executive officer and director of scientific affairs
December 11, 2012