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Our ambition is to radically change the way research is done – and turn all cancers into curable diseases. So we created a new game-changing approach. We assembled a unique constellation of the top minds in the field to make big bets, conduct bold research and create the best outcomes to leverage the promise of immunotherapy. In just a few short years, we’ve celebrated numerous crucial milestones.
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In a groundbreaking clinical trial, our scientists found that combining immunotherapy with chemotherapy shrank tumors in a majority of advanced pancreatic cancer patients. These results demonstrate the success of our collaborative model for a high-need cancer.
We brought together cancer and type 1 diabetes researchers to better understand and prevent autoimmunity following cancer immunotherapy – the first time leaders from these two specialties have come together to explore the intersection of these chronic diseases.
So far we’ve awarded talented young researchers more than $10 million in funding, along with the opportunity to train with top PICI scientists. We also conduct retreats to foster collaboration among select early career researchers. We have supported 43 early career researchers to date.
Solid tumors have historically been resistant to immunotherapy. We are investigating the use of PsiOxus’ proprietary T-SIGn platform to activate the immune system in a new way to treat these tough cancers.