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What’s Up With Sean Parker’s Epic Quest for Breakthroughs on Cancer?

How close are we to finding a cure for cancer? Public interest has never been higher, and a growing number of foundations and top philanthropists are jumping into what’s fast becoming a headlong race to eliminate one of America’s top killers.

Among the big donors on the scene is the tech entrepreneur Sean Parker, who launched the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy last year with a $250 million initial commitment. Recently, the institute announced a round of funding for young cancer scholars pursuing innovative paths of research that large institutions or more established scholars often tend to ignore.

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