Sarcoma Foundation of America to honor Crystal L. Mackall, MD

September 11, 2022

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Crystal L. Mackall, MD, will receive Sarcoma Foundation of America’s Nobility in Science Award.

The award — which will be presented during the foundation’s Stand Up To Sarcoma Gala on Sept. 28 — recognizes a visionary sarcoma surgeon and researcher who has played a key role in advancing drug development for people with sarcoma.

Mackall is Ernest and Amelia Gallo family professor and professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at Stanford University. She also is founding director of Stanford Center for Cancer Cell Therapy, associate director of Stanford Cancer Institute, leader of the cancer immunology program and director of Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Stanford.

Crystal L. Mackall, MD

Crystal L. Mackall

Mackall helped identify an essential role for the thymus in T cell regeneration and discovered interleukin-7 as the master regulator of T-cell homeostasis. She and her research collaborators identified underlying transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms that promote chimeric antigen receptor T-cell exhaustion.

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