Ludwig Stanford’s Crystal Mackall received two awards from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and one from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) for her work on childhood cancers, tumor immunology and immunotherapy. As co-leader of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation-Stand Up 2 Cancer Pediatric Cancer Dream Team, Crystal received on behalf of her team the 2021 Team Science Award from the AACR for outstanding achievement in pediatric cancer research. Ludwig Stanford’s Michelle Monje is also a member of the team. Over the past eight years, the Pediatric Cancer Dream Team has worked on developing new immunotherapies and improving their efficacy against a broader range of cancers—especially solid tumors—while minimizing their side effects. Crystal also received the AACR-St. Baldrick’s Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pediatric Cancer Research and ASCO’s 2021 Pediatric Oncology Award and Lecture.
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