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The Emergence of Philanthropy to Fund High-Risk, High-Reward Cancer Research A Conversation With Jeffrey Bluestone, PhD

Earlier this year, Sean Parker, the cofounder of the music streaming service Napster and an early president of Facebook, joined a growing list of entrepreneurs who are committing large portions of their wealth to funding cancer research. In April, Mr. Parker announced he was donating $250 million to launch the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, a multi-institutional endeavor to accelerate the development of breakthrough immunotherapies with the potential to cure more cancers.

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