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Lloyd J. Old

Born: Sep 23, 1933

Death: Nov 28, 2011

Birthplace: San Francisco

Nationality: United States

Lloyd J. Old

Date of Birth : Sep 23, 1933
Date of Death : Nov 28, 2011
Birth Place : San Francisco

Lloyd John Old was one of the founders and standard-bearers of the field of cancer immunology. When Old began his career in 1958, tumor immunology was in its infancy. Today, cancer immunotherapies are emerging as a significant advance in cancer therapy. Old’s contributions to research established many of the principles and priorities of modern tumor immunology. In earlier work, he and his colleagues introduced Bacillus Calmette-Guerin to tumor immunotherapy; discovered the first link between the major histocompatibility complex and disease; found the unexpected association between Epstein-Barr virus and nasopharyngeal carcinoma; discovered Tumor necrosis factors; defined the concept of cell-surface differentiation antigens with the discovery of TL, Lyt, and a range of other mouse antigenic systems; discovered p53, independently with two other groups; and identified the tumor immunogenicity of heat shock proteins. Old is the author or co-author of more than 800 research publications. He was also a teacher helping young scientist as they began their career. He held the William E.

Awards Won

  • Robert Koch Prize
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