What a great story tonight on 60 Minutes about Sean Parkers Journey to Solve Cancer with Immunotherapy with $250 Million and His Power of 6 Dream Team
Serial tech entrepreneur Sean Parker first made a name for himself in the early 2000s as the brains behind Napster and Facebook. In recent years, Mr. Parker has turned his entrepreneurial zeal — and the considerable wealth he has accumulated as a result — to addressing pressing matters of public health.
Today, the Parker Foundation, of which Mr. Parker is the founder and president, announced the creation of a new venture — the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy (PICI), a network of scientists and research centers geared toward unlocking the power of the immune system to fight cancer. The new institute is enabled by a $250 million grant from the Parker Foundation.
Jedd Wolchok and Marcel van den Brink, leaders in immunotherapy, talk about Memorial Sloan Kettering’s founding role in the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy (PICI) and how this will help our researchers to rapidly advance the field.