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Entrepreneur Sean Parker creates cancer immunotherapy effort
San Francisco Chronicle

Billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker has donated $250 million to launch an effort, based in San Francisco, that combines the forces of six top cancer research centers nationwide to develop treatments in the growing field of cancer immunotherapy, which uses the power of the body’s immune system to fight disease.

The donation, announced Wednesday and considered the largest single contribution made to immunotherapy research, creates a collaboration among more than 300 researchers from UCSF, Stanford University, UCLA, Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to form the new Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.