For years, many considered it a longshot. With recent discoveries in molecular science and rapid advancements in supercomputing technology, we are now on the path that will forever change the way cancer is diagnosed and treated. It is no longer a dream—no longer just an aspiration. It is a forging of breakthroughs, long overdue in the fight against cancer, that are giving millions hope that will subdue cancer by harnessing the most powerful defense against this deadly disease—one’s own immune system. This tectonic shift in the way cancer has been treated is deserving of its own, more fitting name—a name that celebrates its progress, promise, and forward momentum. We’re calling it Cancer Breakthroughs 2020.

Launching Cancer Breakthroughs 2020 - Press Conference

Historic global coalition formed to accelerate next generation immunotherapy in cancer

Large pharma, biotech, major payer, fortune 50 company, academia and community oncologists join forces to announce the launch of Cancer Breakthroughs 2020 in San Francisco, California. 

With this collaboration, we are seeking to accelerate the potential of combination immunotherapy as the next generation standard of care in cancer patients. This initiative aims to explore a new paradigm in cancer care by initiating randomized Phase II trials in patients at all stages of disease in 20 tumor types in 20,000 patients within the next 36 months. These findings will inform Phase III trials to develop an effective vaccine-based immunotherapy to combat cancer by year 2020.

60 Minutes Overtime – The Billionaire Shaking Up The World Of Cancer

Dr. Sanjay Gupta profiles Patrick Soon-Shiong, scientist, entrepreneur, owner of the L.A. Lakers, friend of Kobe Bryant, and renowned doctor who’s disrupting cancer with a revolutionary approach to treatment.