Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded to the two fathers of immuno-oncology

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarder the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology to researchers James Allison, from the University of Texas, and Tasuku Honjo, from the University of Kyoto, for having discovered how to treat tumors by activating the immune system. Their studies have made it possible to develop new immunotherapies, that have led to new drugs, such as MSD’s Keytruda and BMS’ Opdivo, which have become multi-billion worth blockbuster in a very short time, bringing new hope to people with cancer.