Researcher Spotlight – Jedd Wolchok MD, PhD

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has recognized PFP-funded researcher, Dr. Jedd Wolchok, with the 2020 AACR Joseph Burchenal Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cancer Research. Dr. Wolchok is being recognized for his leadership in the groundbreaking clinical development of CTLA-4 antibody therapy for melanoma and for his pivotal role in ushering in the field of checkpoint inhibitor therapies for cancer. Dr. Wolchok continues to drive progress in the field of immunotherapy for cancer. He serves as the principal investigator on numerous ongoing clinical trials testing innovative ways to harness the immune system to treat cancer. For additional information on his research, visit