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Read our blog to stay in-the-know about the latest SU2C stories, community updates, and science announcements.


October 7, 2019

Pediatric Dream Team Secures FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for New Immunotherapy to Treat Pediatric Blood Cancer

In August, the FDA granted “breakthrough therapy designation” for a new immunotherapy CAR T-cell treatment for B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

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October 7, 2019

SU2C Breast Cancer Dream Team Leader Slamon Wins Prestigious Lasker Award for Breast Cancer Drug Taken by More Than 2 Million Women

On September 10, SU2C Breast Cancer Dream Team Leader Dennis Slamon, MD, PhD, with two colleagues H. Michael Shepard, PhD and Axel Ullrich, PhD, received the 2019 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for the invention Herceptin and its development as a life-saving therapy for women with breast cancer.

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July 16, 2019

Sixth FDA Approval Supported by SU2C Research!

The recent FDA approval of alpelisib in combination with fulvestrant, is the first and only new therapy for a difficult-to-treat form of advanced or metastatic breast cancer in both post-menopausal women and in men.

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July 16, 2019


When Kathy Thomas arrived in Tallinn, Estonia, last July, she was celebrating more than reaching her goal of visiting her 100th country. This retired radiology technician and inveterate world-traveler was also marking more than seven years as a metastatic melanoma survivor.

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July 16, 2019

SU2C AMBASSADOR Q&A: Brittany Daniel

We caught up with actress and SU2C Ambassador Brittany Daniel, who is best known for her role as Jessica Wakefield in the 1990s syndicated teen drama Sweet Valley High and her portrayal of Kelly Pitts on the CW/BET comedy-drama series The Game.

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February 26, 2019

SU2C Scientific Summit 2019: Cancer Early Detection and Interception Panel

By the time most patients enter treatment, their cancer is already well established, often making the disease much harder to treat. But what if the cancer could be discovered and treated before the cancer advances?

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October 2, 2018

SU2C Researcher Jim Allison Wins The Nobel Prize

The entire Stand Up to Cancer community is thrilled that the 2018 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology has been awarded to Jim Allison, PhD, leader of the Stand Up To Cancer-Cancer Research Institute (CRI) Cancer Immunology Dream Team. The Prize recognizes Allison’s groundbreaking work in cancer immunology, in which the body’s own immune system is […]

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April 3, 2018

SU2C SAC Chair Phillip A. Sharp, PhD, Recognized by AACR for Scientific Leadership

Phillip A. Sharp, PhD, Stand Up To Cancer’s scientific program as chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee, will receive a special award from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

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February 27, 2018

New Opportunities for Collaboration Through the SU2C Convergence Initiative

David Ting, MD shares his experience from the Stand Up To Cancer Scientific Summit 2018.

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January 25, 2018

Cancer Taught Me to Live My Best Life

Tamara Wallace Norman describes her journey with breast cancer as something that caused her to become a more authentic version of herself.

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