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Read the latest Stand Up To Cancer press releases and announcements to see how we are making an impact.

PRESS RELEASES

October 1, 2018

Stand Up To Cancer Hails Nobel Prize for Dr. James Allison, Pioneer of Immunology and a Leader of SU2C-Cancer Research Institute Immunology Dream Team

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) today congratulated James P. Allison, PhD, leader of the SU2C-Cancer Research Institute (CRI) Cancer Immunology Dream Team, on receiving the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology for his groundbreaking work that enables the human immune system to fight cancer.
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September 26, 2018

Blackburn, DuBois, and Helman named new vice-chairs of SU2C Scientific Advisory Committee

Three new vice-chairs of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) were announced today by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the Scientific Partner of SU2C.
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September 9, 2018

With More Than $123.6 Million Pledged So Far in U.S. and Canada in Connection with the Sept. 7 Telecast, Stand Up To Cancer Has Its Best-Ever Fundraising Special

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) today announced more than $123.6 million has been pledged collectively so far in connection with the star-studded Sept. 7 “roadblock” fundraising telecast in the United States and Canada. The funds pledged toward the SU2C scientific model will be directed to collaborative research programs utilizing SU2C’s scientific oversight in both the United States and Canada.
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September 6, 2018

Mayo Clinic Physicians Receive Stand up to Cancer Catalyst Award for Melanoma Research

Mayo Clinic physicians Matthew Block, MD, PhD and Tina Hieken, MD, have received a Stand up to Cancer (SU2C) Catalyst Award to fund melanoma research and a neoadjuvant clinical trial.
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September 5, 2018

More Stars Come Together for Stand Up To Cancer Telecast on Friday, September 7— 8:00 PM ET/PT / 7:00 PM CT

Stand Up To Cancer’s sixth biennial telecast on Friday, September 7th (8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT) has added more names to its star-studded lineup. Jason Bateman, Beth Behrs, Julie Bowen, Josh Brolin, Kaley Cuoco, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Jon Hamm, Mark Harmon, Sarah Hyland, Adam Klein, Tyler Labine, Diego Luna, Sonequa Martin-Green, Dave Price, Keanu Reeves, Tracee Ellis Ross, Winona Ryder, Jimmy Smits, Eric Stonestreet, Alison Sweeney, Bree Turner, Sofia Vergara and Marlon Wayans are coming together in the fight against cancer.
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August 30, 2018

Stand Up To Cancer Announces Digital Live Show Leading Into 2018 Telecast

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, announced “It’s #Up2Us: Stand Up To Cancer | The Digital Live Show,” a one-hour standalone digital event that will stream on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica at 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT on Friday Sept. 7, leading into the 2018 televised roadblock special, which airs live from 8:00–9:00 PM ET/PT / 7:00 PM CT.
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August 29, 2018

Over 130 Iconic Buildings and Landmarks in the U.S. and Canada to be Illuminated in Support of Stand Up To Cancer’s Sixth Live Telecast

More than 130 iconic buildings and landmarks across the United States and Canada will be illuminated in a show of support for the sixth biennial Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) “roadblock” telecast airing in both the U.S. and Canada on Friday, Sept. 7 (8:00–9:00 PM ET/PT, 7:00–8:00 PM CT).
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August 16, 2018

Stars Rally Together Again for Stand Up To Cancer’s Live Broadcast on September 7

The Hollywood community is rallying together yet again to support the sixth biennial televised fundraising special on Friday, Sept. 7 (8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT / 7:00 – 8:00 PM CT). Mahershala Ali, Kathy Bates, Katie Couric, Jennifer Garner, Tony Hale, Marg Helgenberger, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong, Marlee Matlin, Matthew McConaughey, Maria Menounos, Jillian Michaels, Trevor Noah, Dak Prescott, Italia Ricci, Rob Riggle, Karla Souza, David Spade, Keith Urban, and Reese Witherspoon will participate in this memorable event — marking 10 years since the first telecast and 10 years of SU2C’s lifesaving research achievements. Additional stars and performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
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June 4, 2018

Stand Up To Cancer to Return on Friday, September 7 for Sixth Star-Studded Roadblock Telecast

With a dazzling array of top talent, the show will air Friday, September 7 (8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT / 7:00 PM CT), marking 10 years since the first telecast and 10 years of lifesaving research achievements by SU2C.
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April 16, 2018

SU2C Researchers Find Promising New Treatment Strategy for Stage 1-3 NSCL Cancer Patients

A new, innovative approach to lung cancer treatment in which immunotherapy is administered prior to surgery is yielding encouraging outcomes in 45% of patients treated in this small, compelling study from researchers on the Stand Up To Cancer-Cancer Research Institute Cancer Immunology Dream Team, according to results presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2018, April 16 and simultaneously published online in the New England Journal of Medicine. The AACR is the Scientific Partner of Stand Up To Cancer.
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