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James P. Allison
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James P. Allison in 2018
James Patrick Allison[1]

(1948-08-07) August 7, 1948 (age 74)
Alma materUniversity of Texas, Austin
Known forCancer immunotherapy
AwardsBreakthrough Prize in Life Sciences (2014)
Tang Prize (2014)[2]
Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize (2014)
Harvey Prize (2014)
Gairdner Foundation International Award (2014)
Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award (2015)[3]
Wolf Prize (2017)
Balzan Prize (2017, jointly with Robert D. Schreiber)
The Sjöberg Prize (2017, jointly with Anthony R. Hunter)
King Faisal International Prize (2018)
Albany Medical Center Prize (2018)
Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research (2018)[4]
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2018)
Scientific career
InstitutionsM. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Weill Cornell Medicine
University of California, Berkeley

Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Icon/data' not found.James Patrick Allison (born August 7, 1948) is an American immunologist. He is a professor and chair of Immunology and executive director of immunotherapy platform at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. His discoveries have led to new cancer treatments for the deadliest cancers. He is also the director of the Cancer Research Institute (CRI). He is thought to be the first person to isolate the T-cell antigen receptor complex protein.[6]

In 2018, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with Tasuku Honjo.[7][8]


  2. "First Tang Prize for Biopharmaceutical Science Awarded to James P. Allison, PhD, and Tasuku Honjo, MD, PhD". (ASCO Post). 10 July 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  3. Foundation, Lasker. "Unleashing the immune system to combat cancer | The Lasker Foundation". The Lasker Foundation (Lasker Foundation). Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  4. James Allison wins 2018 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research. Retrieved 11 September 2018. 
  5. Ackerman, Todd (30 December 2015). For pioneering immunotherapy researcher, the work is far from over. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  6. "James Allison". Cancer Research Institute. 
  7. "2014 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science". 
  8. Devlin, Hannah (2018-10-01). "James P Allison and Tasuku Honjo win Nobel prize for medicine".