The Cancer Research Institute is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1953 to foster the science of cancer immunology, which is based on the premise that the body's immune system can be mobilized against cancer. This field, which CRI helped pioneer and develop, has been recognized throughout the world as offering great hope for the ultimate prevention and treatment of human cancer.
For six decades, the Institute has been a sustaining force in cancer and immunology research. The Institute has supported more than 3,000 scientists and clinicians at leading universities and research centers worldwide. All such funding decisions are made by its Scientific Advisory Council consisting of 64 of the world's leading immunologists, including 3 Nobel laureates, 29 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 21 members of the Academy of Cancer Immunology.
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