Lasker 75th anniversary

The Lasker Foundation is celebrating its anniversary! 75 years ago, Albert and Mary Lasker established the Foundation to accelerate support for medical research. Today, we carry on their legacy by recognizing achievements across the full spectrum of medical research, advocating for science, and providing educational programs.

To commemorate this special year, we reflect on the groundbreaking work of our Laureates and look forward to the research breakthroughs that the next 75 years may hold.

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Exploring the Nervous System 

Lasker Laureates have helped map the wiring of the brain, decipher the chemical communication between neurons, create innovative therapies for Parkinson’s disease, and restore hearing to the deaf.

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Deciphering Cancer

Lasker laureates shed light on “The Big C”: from developing a theory of cancer to deploying immunotherapy and targeted molecular therapies.

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