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Stories Behind the Film

On what inspired him to become a scientist.

JIM ALLISON

JIM ALLISON

On what made Jim a successful scientist.

MALINDA ALLISON

MD Anderson research associate on her experience working in Jim's lab.

NANA-AMA ANANG

SHARON BELVIN

Cancer survivor on her road to leading a healthy life.

Texas Monthly journalist on Jim’s unique scientific process and the importance of basic science.

ERIC BENSON

JEFFERY BLUESTONE

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Parker Institute CEO on how far cancer immunology has come and his hopes for the field.

GIOVANNI CAFORIO

Bristol-Myers Squibb CEO discusses importance of diversity and passion in science.

MD Anderson scientist on how his father's illness inspired him to study immunology.

MICHAEL CURRAN

Former BMS scientific director on Jim’s impact on the ipi team.

RACHEL HUMPHREY

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MD Anderson clinician on immunotherapy and playing music with Jim.

PATRICK HWU

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MIT Professor on his experience studying cancer.

TYLER JACKS

Former UT Austin Professor on Jim's graduate school application.

G. BARRIE KITTO

ALAN KORMAN

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Former VP at BMS on his experience working on ipilimumab and immunotherapy drugs.

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UC San Francisco Professor on his experience working in Jim's lab at Berkeley.

MAX KRUMMEL

UC San Francisco Professor on his relationship with Jim and being outsiders in the field of cancer research.

LEWIS LANIER

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DAN LITTMAN

NYU Professor on scientific communities around the world.

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Former Senior VP at BMS on developing ipilimumab and meeting a patient.

NILS LONBERG

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Genetech VP of Cancer Immunology on the history and prospects of immunotherapy.

IRA MELLMAN

Former New York Times journalist on the evolution of cancer treatments.

ANDREW POLLACK

DAVID RAULET

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UC Berkeley Professor on being recruited by Jim and working on the frontiers of immunology.

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New York Times reporter on the evolution of the immune system and the difficulty of treating cancer.

MATT RICHTEL

MD Anderson scientist on coming to America and falling in love with science.

PADMANEE SHARMA

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Former BMS executive on the difficulties developing ipilimumab.

ELLIOTT SIGAL

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Nobel laureate and former Memorial Sloan Kettering President on recruiting Jim.

HAROLD VARMUS

Oncologist on Jim's impact on improving melanoma life expectancy.

JEDD WOLCHOK