February 9, 2017
When WBUR launched its new "This Moment in Cancer" series last month, Koch Institute researchers had plenty to say...and share. KI Director and Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel Co-Chair Tyler Jacks kicked off the new series by providing insight into the future of cancer research in Boston and also spoke about the promise of cancer immunotherapy. Faculty member and cancer research pioneer Robert Weinberg offered historical and scientific perspectives on the evolution of the field, along with insight into strategies for cancer prevention. Finally, among many other compelling stories, KI alum Viktor Adalsteinsson (now at the Broad Institute) presented an update on his blood biopsy work: an early detection initiative that began in the KI's Love Lab and continues as an ongoing collaborative effort, in part through with essential funding from the Bridge Project.