Ernest and Amelia Gallo Family Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Director, Stanford Center for Cancer Cell Therapy
Director, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Stanford
Co-Executive Director, Stanford Laboratory for Cell and Gene Medicine
Associate Director, Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford University,
For pioneering contributions to the fields of pediatric oncology, immunology, and immunotherapeutics including her discovery of the role of IL-7 in T cell homeostasis, significant efforts to advance the use of CAR-T cell therapies, and for consistent and ongoing translational research dedicated to establishing novel treatments for pediatric cancer patients.
The AACR-St. Baldrick’s Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pediatric Cancer Research was established in 2019 to recognize major research discoveries in pediatric cancer research and to honor an individual who has significantly contributed to any area of pediatric cancer research, resulting in the fundamental improvement of the understanding and/or treatment of pediatric cancer. Uniquely, the award recipient is also afforded the opportunity to nominate junior faculty at the assistant professor level or equivalent, who are affiliated with an academic institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine, or cancer-related sciences, to be considered to receive a one-year, $75,000 AACR-St. Baldrick’s Foundation Pediatric Cancer Research Fellowship.
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