Published on November 12th, 2018 | by Jerry Doby
PHOTOS: Jerry Seinfeld and Maroon 5 Perform at Philly Fights Cancer: Round 4
Saturday, November 10th Philly Fights Cancer: Round 4 took place at Philadelphia’s iconic Navy Yard, featuring performances from Jerry Seinfeld and Maroon 5. Over 1,800 guests attended the event, which benefits clinical trials at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center.
This year’s honorary physician was Dr. Carl June who was named to TIME Magazine’s 2018 TIME 100 – its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world – for his breakthrough CAR-T cell therapy. Last year, the FDA approved Kymriah™ (formerly CTL019) for pediatric leukemia, and Dr. Carl June and colleagues at Penn continue to lead the immunorevolution to expand this life-saving therapy to other cancers. The treatment has been deemed a “miracle drug,” and its approval was referred to by the FDA as “historic action.” The New York Times called it “a milestone that is expected to transform treatment.”
Round 4’s honorary chair was tech billionaire and philanthropist Sean Parker, Founder, and Chairman of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. The Institute was established in April 2016 through a grant from the Parker Foundation, which brought together 6 institutions across the United States aimed at accelerating the development of breakthrough immune therapies – including a Penn Parker Institute.
Saturday, November 10th Philly Fights Cancer: Round 4 took place at Philadelphia’s iconic Navy Yard, featuring…