Laura Ziskin Prizes
Dr. Matthew Ellis receives Stand Up To Cancer’s Laura Ziskin Prize for breast cancer research
Dr. Matthew Ellis has received the Stand Up To Cancer 2015 Laura Ziskin Prize to advance studies of the defective DNA repair mechanisms in breast cancer. The Ziskin Prize is named for Laura Ziskin, legendary Hollywood producer whose work includes the box office hit Pretty Woman, who co-founded Stand Up To Cancer. Ziskin lived with breast cancer for seven years before she died in 2011. The prize, inaugurated in 2012, was created with $1.1 million designated for this purpose in Ziskin’s will.