Fecci Receives CRI's Lloyd J. Old STAR Award

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The $1.25 Million Grant Will Support Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Research


Duke Cancer Institute neurosurgeon Peter Fecci, MD, PhD, has been named a 2021 recipient of the prestigious Cancer Research Institute’s Lloyd J. Old STAR Award. Fecci is the director of the Center for Brain and Spine Metastasis at Duke Cancer Institute and director of the Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program.

The STAR (Scientists Taking Risks) program provides long-term funding to mid-career scientists from around the world, giving them the freedom and flexibility to pursue high-risk, high-reward research in cancer immunotherapy. Fecci was one of six scientists selected for this award, which will provide $1.25 million in funding over a 5-year period.