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The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's James Allison and Kyoto University's Tasuku Honjo for their work contributing to the development of checkpoint inhibitor therapies for cancer.

"Checkpoint therapy has now revolutionized cancer treatment and has fundamentally changed the way we view how cancer can be managed," the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institutet says in a statement.

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