The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018
Nobel co-recipient Tasuku Honjo
Cancer Immunologist. Discovered cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation. Pioneer. Place breaks/check points on inhibitory immune cells to attack cancer cells -
curative. Interest: How T cells work. First Nobel Prize for cancer therapy. Family history of cancer. Modest.
"Motivation of scientists: to know what nobody else knows."
James P. Allison is healthy. Few family members have cancer.
Name: James P. Allison
Birth: 7 August 1948, Alice, TX, USA
Institution: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA , Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, San Francisco, CA, USA
Award: "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation."
Portion of Cash: 1/2
Education, Post Doc: Ph.D. Biological Sciences, University of Texas, Auston, TX, 1973
Postdoctorial Fellow, Molecular Immunoloty, Scripps Clinic & Research Foundationn, La Jolla, CA
B.S., Microbiology, University of Texas, Auston, TX, 1969, Thought Process