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July 21, 2014

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July 21, 2014

The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) has funded my research as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington since 2013.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

July 21, 2014

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July 21, 2014

The CRI has supported my postdoctoral research since 2012 through one of their competitive fellowship awards. Thanks to this amazing support we have developed new therapeutic strategies to re-direct the immune system against aggressive malignancies such as ovarian cancer. Transforming devastating cancers into curable diseases will only be possible through immunotherapy, and the CRI is substantially leading this vital task.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

July 21, 2014

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July 21, 2014

I was awarded a CRI fellowship to conduct my research at the University of Pennsylvania. This incredibly generous support for basic research that has really laid the foundation for my postdoctoral career, and has allowed me to focus on developing as a scientist. This funding will allow our research team to further develop our basic understanding of how immunotherapy works in cancer, which will hopefully continue to shape the way we approach this therapy in patients.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

July 21, 2014

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July 21, 2014

They give me very good support on my research and are together with me all the time. With the help from them, I made good progress with my research, which provides further understanding of B cell lymphomas.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

November 7, 2012

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November 7, 2012

I was awarded CRI fellowship to conduct my research at the University of Chicago. This helped us to identify pathways critical to leukemias and lymphomas.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 16, 2012

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October 16, 2012

CRI's generous and continued support of our research in cancer immunology and cancer immunotherapy helped us to establish a sustainable clinical research and teaching/training program in the field. New students and young researchers were introduced to the field as MD/PhD students and young faculty. CRI's CVC helped to establish a Clinical Trials Center at the University of Zurich. Ultra-lean management and great communication skills with an outstanding scientific faculty advising characterize CRI's success as a non-profit organization focused on Cancer Immunology and Cancer Immunotherapy.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

July 29, 2011

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July 29, 2011

I was awarded a CRI postdoc fellowship a few years ago, which turns me from a scientific worker to a scientist. The critical difference between these two is that the later endowed with a great passion and motivation for research which grew in me during this postdoctoral training phases. Without the support from CRI, this transformation will not likely happen. Thank CRI for training young people in the cancer research field, and I believe our research will eventually provide great benefits for cancer patients.

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I think CRI has done superior job for cancer research community and cancer patients

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Life-changing

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Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

great vision of organizer and dedicated stuff member

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 2, 2011

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July 2, 2011

During my postdoctoral studies at the section of Immunobiology at Yale Medical School I have been a CRI fellow studying the transcriptional regulation of cytokine genes driving the differentiation processes of T helper cells. During that period, and having peace of mind because CRI was funding my research, we were able to advance our knowledge about gene regulation and show that the three dimensional structure of the genome affects the expression profile of a locus. More importantly others have shown that proximity of gene loci in the 3D nucleus increase the probability for a translocation event usually found in leukemia and tumors.
The funding I have received during my postdoctoral studies was of fundamental importance and helped me get an Assistant Professorship. And again my good angel CRI was there to support my research with an Investigator award. This gave a kickstart to my career and my first steps as an independent investigator. I am really proud being part of this team of people who are dedicated and hard working with the ultimate goal of conquering cancer.

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setting up the fundamental for a new career in molecular immunology and continued to passionately work on that.

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try to make it even more familiar to the public.

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Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

The quality of people that work for it. They have a clear vision and they do everything to support it not as part of their job but as part of their life.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

June 30, 2011

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June 30, 2011

I was the recipient of a CRI postdoctoral fellowship award that funded my research in the function of the innate immune system during aging at MIT. Because of the generous support of CRI, I was able to make important discoveries that I anticipate will help to form the foundation of further study in age-dependent dynamics of signaling pathways that regulate the immune response later in life. Throughout my years as a CRI fellow, I have found the staff at CRI to be professional, supportive, and truly dedicated to the cause of advancing scientific knowledge toward the goal of eliminating cancer. My heartfelt thanks goes to CRI, and I would strongly recommend CRI as a benefactor of those seeking to support biomedical research.

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financial support for my work in aging and immunity.

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raise their profile so that more people were aware of their outstanding work.

June 30, 2011

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June 30, 2011

The Cancer Research Institute by wisely selecting and generously supporting investigators and projects on cancer research has immensely contributed to advance our understanding of malignancies, thus paving the way for novel therapies. With the support of the CRI we have developed new MHC-peptide based reagents that allow improved detection and isolation of antigen-specific CD8+ and CD8+ T lymphocytes. We endeavour after final optimization to make these reagents generally available, thus contributing to better monitor and understand cancer specific T cell immunity.

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The support of the CRI was critical for our efforts, which without it may have afiled.

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The programs seem well balanced. In terms of comparing and validating diagnostic and monitoring tools wider and more stringent comparisons might be useful.

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