Antoni Ribas, MD
Antoni Ribas, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Tumor Immunology Program at the University of California Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been awarded the sixth American Association of Cancer Research–Cancer Research Institute Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology.
The award was established to honor the memory of the late Lloyd J. Old, one of the founders of the field of cancer immunology. Dr. Ribas is being recognized for his leadership in the development of new cancer immunotherapies. His research has been aimed at gaining a better understanding of immunotherapies to treat cancer with reduced toxicity for patients with melanoma. He led the clinical program that demonstrated the effectiveness of pembrolizumab (Keytruda).