Thursday, November 14, 2019



Winner: Novel antibody-based method of targeting cancer driver mutations, called “MANAbodies”
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center of Johns Hopkins University
Bert Vogelstein, M.D., Professor and Ludwig Center Director
Emily Han-Chung Hsiue, M.D., Ludwig Center Graduate Student
Jacqueline Douglass, Ludwig Center Medical Student

First Runner-up: Topical, nano-engineered platform that can reformulate existing chemotherapy drugs
Privo Technologies
Manijeh Goldberg, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer

Second Runner-up: Improving cancer treatment by targeting cancer stem cells and immunosuppression
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
Rakesh Jain, Ph.D., Andrew W. Cook Professor and Edwin L. Steele Laboratory Director
Igor Garkavstsev, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Honorable Mention: Broadly protective, preventative cancer vaccine
Stephen Johnston, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer


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