On Assignment: Hacking CancerMay 22, 201611:41
After losing a close friend to cancer, Silicon Valley billionaire Sean Parker decided he needed to do something to help in the fight against the disease. So earlier this year, he launched the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. The Institute is focused on one of the most promising areas of treatment—Immunotherapy- which harnesses the body's own immune system to fight cancer cells. Initially funded by a $250 million donation from Parker himself, the project now includes more than 40 laboratories and over 300 researchers from six leading cancer centers.
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