We fund the best ideas in cancer care beyond medicine.

Astellas Oncology understands the complexity of the cancer journey—comprehensive cancer care is more than just providing medicine and therapies. So years ago, we founded the C3 Prize, a movement sparked by Astellas and sustained by the cancer community.

See the 2019 winning ideas.

Winning Ideas
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Mark Reisenauer, Senior Vice President, Oncology Business Unit, Astellas

“Many of us have been touched by cancer. Our experiences are powerful and emotional motivators. I encourage applicants to turn your idea and your connection to cancer into motivation. If you have an idea, bring it forward.”

- Mark Reisenauer, Senior Vice President, Oncology Business Unit, Astellas

About Astellas Oncology

The C3 Prize really embodies Astellas Oncology’s mission: We strive to make every day better for those impacted by cancer.

We develop novel, targeted therapies and support promising research to discover new care pathways. Visit Astellas’ website.

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Ebele Mbanugo

2018 Grand Prize Winner Ebele Mbanugo

Nurturing grassroots ideas has resulted in incredible impact over the years

The Astellas Oncology C3 Prize continues to spark innovative developments in cancer care.

About the C3 Prize
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Partners who know business, innovation and cancer care.

Bright minds in healthcare and business make up our panel of judges. In 2019, the C3 Prize has partnered with TEDMED to engage an even broader group of innovative thinkers and doers in the healthcare space to help advance winning ideas.

Meet Our Judges


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Bill and Giuliana Rancic

Bill and Giuliana Rancic

Bringing Expertise & Experience to the C3 Prize

Bill and Giuliana Rancic, cancer activists and celebrities, partnered with Astellas to lend expertise, passion, and personal cancer experience to bolster innovation in cancer care and support the C3 Prize. Bill is one of our judges.

Meet the Rancics