Immunologist James P. Allison shares the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University “for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.”

Allison performed the basic research that revolutionized immunotherapy for use in treating cancer at UC Berkeley, where he was a Professor of Immunology and the director of the Cancer Research Laboratory from 1985 to 2004.

"This award is a testament to the incredible impact that the fundamental research Jim conducted at Berkeley has had on the lives of cancer patients," said MCB Professor Russell Vance, current director of the Cancer Research Laboratory.

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