On the importance of fundamental research

July 8th, 2016

In a podcast, hosted by the Journal of Immunology, Professor David H. Raulet discusses the importance of fundamental research.

The podcast is available here, and refers to a Pillars of Immunology article published previously by David Raulet, highlighting a pair of classic 1971 articles by Cudkowicz and Bennett. The article and podcast provide yet another example of how clinical therapies for cancer have emerged from basic science, performed decades previously, that had no obvious connection to cancer at the time it was published.

Of course, the Story of Yervoy provides another classic example that is especially near and dear to the hearts of those of us working here at the UC Berkeley Cancer Research Lab.

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