Congratulations to the 2023 Winners


Lucia Sereni, Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorder Center Harvard Medical School


Cleveland Cord Blood Center 

Center for Breakthrough Medicines

Title21 Health Solutions


Iovance Biotherapeutics

We are delighted to announce that the Phacilitate Lifetime Achievement Award is  awarded to Carl June

The 2023 Phacilitate Lifetime Achievement Award, voted for by the Phacilitate community and our judges, was awarded to Dr Carl June for his groundbreaking work in the development of the CAR-T therapy that cured not only industry-known names such as Bill Ludwig and Emily Whitehead – who this year celebrated 10 years ‘cancer-free’ – but a subsequent 1,500+ patients around the world. Tom Whitehead presented the award, commenting on Dr June’s simultaneous ‘hero’ and ‘friend’ status within his family, and the honor he felt in being able to present the award itself. In preparation for presenting this award, the Phacilitate team interviewed colleagues, patients and parents impacted by Dr June’s work, for a film summarizing his lifelong commitment to the development of CAR-T.