Lloyd Old Dies


Cancer researcher Lloyd Old, who pioneered the field of cancer immunotherapy, died this week from prostate cancer, reports The New York Times. He was 78. He held a number of posts in his lifetime, including at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. Old studied the links between cancer and the immune system, and made it possible for others to develop cancer-fighting vaccines, the Times says.

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