E. John Wherry III, PhD
AACR-Cancer Research Institute Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology

E. John Wherry III, PhD

Chair, Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics
Richard and Barbara Schiffrin President’s Distinguished Professor
Director, Institute for Immunology
Co-program Leader, Immunobiology Program Abramson Cancer Center
Co-director, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

For essential cancer immunology research findings dedicated to defining the genetic and epigenetic control mechanisms of T cell exhaustion that have contributed to the elucidation of PDL-1 blockade and helped guide the development of immunotherapy treatments for cancer patients including several FDA-approved checkpoint inhibitor therapies for multiple cancer indications.

The AACR-Cancer Research Institute Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology recognizes an active scientist whose outstanding and innovative research has made a major impact on the cancer field and has the potential to stimulate new directions in cancer immunology. To learn more please visit the press release.

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