The 2018 Nobel Prize for Medicine is related to Cancer treatment.
Here is the audio programme from the Scientific American Magazine and a brief write up about the same.
This discovery has tremendous potential for care care.
Unleashing Immunity against Cancer: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
By Steve Mirsky on October 1, 2018 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, October 2018
James P. Allison, who was awarded a Nobel Prize today, along with Tasuku Honjo. Allison was talking to a Nobel Assembly representative on the phone. This is Scientific American’s Science Talk, I’m Steve Mirsky, on October 1st 2018. Thomas Perlmann, Secretary of the Nobel Assembly, made the announcement:
“The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute has today decided to award the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, jointly to James P. Allison and and Tasuku Honjo for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.
“James P. Allison was born in Alice, in Texas, in the United States. He performed his prize-winning studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He is now active at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Tasuku Honjo was born in Kyoto, in Japan. He performed his prize-winning studies at Kyoto University, where he is still active.”
Karolinska Institute immunologist Klas Kärre, a member of the Nobel Committee, then gave a more in-depth explanation of the research behind this year’s prize.
Following a brief press conference, Kärre spoke to an unnamed interviewer.