Breakthrough cancer researcher Wins Coley Award

Lieping Chen, the United Technologies Corporation Professor of Cancer Research and professor of immunobiology, dermatology, and medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, is a 2014 William B. Coley Award winner. 

One of four recipients of this year’s prestigious award, Chen is also the director of the Cancer Immunology Program at the Yale Cancer Center. He previously earned acclaim when Science Magazine recognized his work in 2013 as a “Breakthrough of the Year.” 

Chen’s groundbreaking discovery of the B7-H1/PD-1 Pathway and its application in cancer therapy are helping to make cancer treatments more efficient and effective. 

The Coley award is the top prize given by the Cancer Research Institute at its annual symposium.  It includes a $5,000 cash prize and a gold medallion. 

Chen will give the 22nd annual William B. Coley lecture during the symposium in New York City this October. 

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