Carl June: Albany Prize

Carl June, Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, the director of the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies in the Abramson Cancer Center, and the director of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapies in PSOM at Penn, is one of three scientists to receive the 2018 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research. Dr. June is receiving the award for his pioneering work in developing CAR T therapy, which became the nation’s first FDA-approved personalized cellular therapy for cancer in August 2017 and was approved for additional indications earlier this year (Almanac Septenber 12, 2017).

The prize will be awarded during a celebration on September 26 in Albany, New York. Albany Medical Center has given out the $500,000 award annually since 2001 to those “who have altered the course of medical research.”