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Celebrating Cancer Immunotherapy Month with Dr. Jim Allison

This year, we are proud to commemorate the 11th anniversary of Cancer Immunotherapy Month, an annual event hosted by the Cancer Research Institute each June. In honor of this month and to raise awareness about the life-saving potential of immunotherapy, we invite you to join us in watching, re-watching, and sharing our award-winning documentary, JIM ALLISON: BREAKTHROUGH, released in 2019.

BREAKTHROUGH is a remarkable film that chronicles the extraordinary journey of Dr. Jim Allison, from his humble beginnings in Alice, Texas, where he faced adversity as an orphan after losing his mother to cancer, to the pinnacle of recognition in Stockholm, Sweden, where he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2018.

As described by Bradley Gibson in Film Threat, “In a field you'd never think of as having rock stars, Allison is a rock star of immunology. The filmmaker, Bill Haney, is a rock star among documentarians for bringing us this wonderful, hopeful film about a man and a Breakthrough achievement.”

Other accolades include:

  • The Washington Post Top 10 Films of 2019 (read more)

  • Winner of the 2020 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Gold Prize (read more)

  • Winner of the Best International Documentary Award at the SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival (read more)

Beyond its exploration of the intersection between science and cancer, BREAKTHROUGH imparts valuable lessons of perseverance, tenacity, and fighting for what you believe in against all odds. It is a testament to the indomitable human spirit and serves as a source of inspiration for us all.

JIM ALLISON: BREAKTHROUGH is available for purchase or streaming on your favorite platforms. To watch this captivating documentary, simply click the link below.


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