Building the Foundation of Modern Cancer Research: Four Decades of Discovery within the MIT CCR

The Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT recently released a short film documenting the history of its predecessor institution, the Center for Cancer Research (CCR). The film features contributions from both Dr. James D. Watson and former CSHL scientist and Nobel Laureate Dr. Phillip Sharp. The CCR was founded in 1974 by Salvador Luria (who was also one of Watson's early mentors) and has been at the forefront of cancer research ever since.