This past April, Astellas Oncology launched the C3 Prize, a challenge aimed at inspiring novel, non-treatment and non-medicine based ideas to change cancer care. Since then, we have had the privilege of receiving and reviewing dozens of submissions from around the world.
The challenge is now closed. We thank everyone who submitted their ideas. Five finalists have been selected and will present their ideas live at Stanford Medicine X on Saturday, September 17. From there, a total of $100,000 in grants, along with mentorship and access to the entrepreneurship community will be awarded to three winners to help bring their ideas to life.
Whether you’re a patient, caregiver, healthcare professional or concerned citizen, your solution to change cancer care has the potential to become a reality. While we're no longer accepting applications for this challenge, we are always on the lookout for new innovations.
Included in our distinguished panel is Robert Herjavec. Robert is a leading technology entrepreneur, passionate cancer patient caregiver, and one of the stars of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit television show, Shark Tank.