“Learn something from every patient” – Dr. James Allison, Nobel Prize Winner

"Learn something from every patient" By Kathleen D. Hoffman, PhD “I’m an exceptionally lucky guy,” the newest Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine said in a recent interview.1 Dr. James P Allison, Executive Director of the Immunotherapy Platform at MD Anderson Cancer Center, was “just trying to understand the immune system” 2--and that curiosity led to a discovery that has revolutionized cancer treatment. Allison described the beginnings of this interest in the immune system during a press briefing at the International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference in New York, held October 1 after he received notification from the Nobel [...]