Explore the Immune System’s role in defeating Cancer through ‘Jim Allison: Breakthrough’ – submitted by Laura Wodlinger

JIm Allison

Film can be a powerful instructional tool in the classroom and Jim Allison: Breakthrough is no exception.
Jim Allison: Breakthrough is the astounding, true story of one warm-hearted, stubborn man’s visionary quest to find a cure for cancer.   Jim Allison is a name to be reckoned with throughout the scientific world — a 2018 Nobel Prize winner for discovering the immune system’s role in defeating cancer.

Whether or not your students are interested in pursuing the sciences, everyone should know more about what scientists do and see the human side of their lives.

When you sign up, you will receive a link to the film and get a copy of the amazing Educator Toolkit that includes lesson plans and hands-on activities related to Cancer, the Immune System, and the Career of a Scientist.

“This film will inspire your students and foster discussion not only about the science behind immunotherapy against cancer, but also about the process of science as a human endeavor and how dreaming big and working hard pays off in the end.”
Maia Larios-Saiz, Ph.D, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Biology University of St. Thomas
Thanks for sharing Laura