The Cancer Research Institute is the world’s leading nonprofit dedicated exclusively to cancer immunotherapy research and treatment. https://www.cancerresearch.org CRI Scientific Advisory Council Director and 2018 Nobel Laureate James P. Allison, Ph.D., discusses how science saves lives and how the Cancer Research Institute is funding innovative research toward effective immunotherapies for all types of cancer. Cancer survivor Sharon Belvin on how immunotherapy saved her life. Scientist Juan Cubillos-Ruiz, Ph.D., on what immunotherapy research means to patients and what funding from the Cancer Research Institute means to scientists. Cancer Research Institute. Our mission: Save more lives by fueling the discovery and development of powerful immunotherapies for all types of cancer. Established in 1953, the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is dedicated to harnessing our immune system’s power to control and potentially cure all types of cancer. To accomplish this, we fund the most innovative clinical and laboratory research around the world, support the next generation of the field’s leaders, and serve as the trusted source of information on immunotherapy for cancer patients and their caregivers.