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Congratulations to UT Alumnus James Allison, 2018 Nobel Prize Winner!

Allison, a world-renowned pioneer of cancer immunotherapy, won the 2018 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine this week.

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James Allison Wins 2018 Nobel Prize

We boast what starts here changes the world, and alumni like James Allison, B.A. ’69, Ph.D. ’73, prove that statement is more than a tagline.

Allison, a world-renowned pioneer of cancer immunotherapy, won the 2018 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine this week. His work has saved thousands of lives and changed the way we fight cancer.

“I’m very proud to congratulate UT Distinguished Alumnus Jim Allison on receiving the Nobel Prize in medicine,” said Gregory L. Fenves, president of UT Austin. “Jim’s research on new ways to fight cancer has saved countless lives and turned once untreatable diagnoses into ones that are now treatable and beatable. He’s provided hope to many patients and their families. His work has been heroic and he richly deserves the Nobel Prize.”