Collaborative institute aims to speed cancer drug creation

Collaborative institute aims to speed cancer drug creation

This April 4, 2016, photo provided by the Parker Institute shows from left, Sean Parker and Jeffery Bluestone at the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Scientific Retreat in St. Helena, Calif. A project to speed development of cancer-fighting drugs that harness the immune system has academic and drug industry researchers collaborating and sharing their findings like never before. The newly created Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy is being funded by a $250 million grant from Sean Parker, the co-founder of the file-sharing site Napster and Facebook's first president. (Nano Visser/Parker Institute via AP) MANDATORY CREDITTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A project to speed development of cancer-fighting drugs that harness the immune system has academic and drug industry researchers collaborating and sharing their findings like never before.

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