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Dana-Farber named part of Stand Up to Cancer ‘dream team’

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been named part of a Stand Up to Cancer “dream team” focused on treatments aimed at prompting a person’s own immune system to attack cancer cells. Dana-Farber researchers will receive $1.5 million of a $10 million grant over three years and will partner with leading cancer centers in the United States and abroad, including Memorial-Sloan Kettering and MD Anderson, among others.

Dr. Glenn Dranoff, who leads the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center program on cancer immunology, said the money will allow him and colleagues to collect more tissue and blood samples from patients who are receiving specific experimental treatments, work he said can be difficult to fund.

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