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 dozens of submissions from around the world, and most recently heard from the five finalists live at Stanford Medicine X.
We are thrilled to announce the Grand Prize Winner: Diane Jooris, Oncomfort, as well as our two First Prize Winners: Mark Harrison, Australian Prostate Cancer Research for PROSTMATETM and Larry Pederson, The Litebook Company Ltd. The winners will receive a total of $100,000 in grants, along with mentorship and access to the entrepreneurship community 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 was 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.