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

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October 7, 2019

V-Foundation Convergence Scholar Tackles Treatment-Resistant Blood Cancer With Toxin Found In Diptheria

New research from a SU2C Convergence Research Team may lead to a breakthrough in the fight against several forms of treatment-resistant blood cancer.

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October 7, 2019

Immunotherapy Update: Early-Career Researcher Finds Appetite Killing Hormone Might Help Kill Cancer

Exciting new research supported by a SU2C Innovative Research Grant (IRG) early-career researcher has found that a natural hormone in your body that kills your appetite might also be able to kill cancer.

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October 7, 2019

Paul Rudd Dines Out With a Stranger In Entertaining Mastercard Campaign Spot

Bumping into an old friend on the street can be great fun — or super awkward. Just ask SU2C Ambassador Paul Rudd, who turned this premise into a highly entertaining cause-marketing spot produced by Mastercard, which aired July 9 on the MLB Network during the Major League Baseball All-Star game.

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October 7, 2019

Flying High: SU2C’s Collaboration With American Airlines Soars as Thousands of Names Adorn One-Of-A-Kind Plane

Throughout July, American Airlines provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to add a loved one’s name on to the official Stand Up To Cancer airplane in honor of cancer patients and survivors as well as those who have passed from the disease.

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October 7, 2019

Summer Sensation: SU2C and Major League Baseball’s Star-Powered PSA is Another Big Hit

Matt Damon, Jordana Brewster, and Joe Manganiello were among the Stand Up To Cancer Ambassadors featured in the latest collaboration between SU2C and its founding donor Major League Baseball.

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October 7, 2019

Jim Allison: Breakthrough Documentary Showcases SU2C Dream Team Leader

He has long hair, jams with Willie Nelson, and is a tireless innovator in the fight against cancer. Now he’s the subject of a major Hollywood documentary.

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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

PATIENT STORY: Kathy Thomas

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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