James Allison & Tasuku Honjo win 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to American scientist James Allison and Japanese researcher Tasuku Honjo “for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation”. The discovery made by the two Medicine Laureates takes advantage of the immune system’s ability to attack cancer cells by releasing the “brakes” on immune cells.