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SU2C and PBS LearningMedia Announce Award Program For Students In Conjunction with Film Supporters

March 24, 2015 - Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and PBS LearningMedia announced today The EMPEROR Science Award Program, an initiative that will encourage students from disadvantaged high schools to pursue careers in science, with a particular emphasis on cancer research through a year of mentorship with a scientist from a leading research institution or industry.

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CRUK and The Lustgarten Foundation Join With SU2C to Fund New Pancreatic Cancer Dream Team

March 4, 2015— The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is now accepting submissions of ideas for the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)-Cancer Research UK-Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Dream Team Translational Research Grant. The grant provides up to $12 million over a three-year period for research on prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of pancreatic cancer by a “Dream Team” of top scientists.

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SU2C-Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Convergence Dream Team Supports New Immunotherapy Trial

February 26, 2015 - Aduro Biotech, Inc. today announced the initiation of an investigator-sponsored Phase 2 clinical trial of the company’s immuno-oncology product candidates GVAX Pancreas and CRS-207 in combination with Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo (nivolumab), a monoclonal antibody against programmed death-1 receptor (PD-1).

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Groundbreaking Public Media Project On Cancer Announces TV Special Hosted by Katie Couric

February 4, 2015 -- WETA, the flagship public media station for Washington, D.C., announced today, World Cancer Day, that it has produced a 30-minute television special titled Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies — A Conversation.

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4 Teams Receive $1M for Research Through SU2C-Phillip A. Sharp Innovation in Collaboration Awards

February 2, 2015 — A total of $1 million has been awarded to four teams of cancer researchers from Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) to encourage accelerated or elevated collaboration and innovation among SU2C-supported researchers.

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Cancer accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths in the US.