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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

For 70 years, Dana-Farber has been on the frontlines of cancer research and the growing area of immunotherapy

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute boasts an impressive history of key discoveries about the immune system. Their powerhouse investigators have been on the frontlines. Dana-Farber’s research revealed that a protein known as PD-L1 is expressed on normal and cancer cells, enabling cancers to evade the immune response, and that blocking PD-L1 and a related protein, PD-1, could unleash the immune attack on tumor cells. PICI scientists at Dana-Farber are leaders in immunology and contribute greatly to our research agenda.

Laurie H. Glimcher, MD | Director