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Mayo Clinic to Use $5M Donation to Strengthen Partnership with TGen, ASU

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (GenomeWeb News) - The MayoClinicCancerCenter plans on using a new $5 million private donation to hire a new senior investigator to work with the Translational Genomics Research Institute and ArizonaStateUniversity, according to today's ArizonaRepublic.

 

The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based clinic received the donation from Mark Mazzarino, a local businessman and former Mayo patient who wishes to aid the clinic's cancer center in its pursuit of a cure for cancer.

 

Laurence Miller, director of the MayoClinicCancerCenter, said that the Mazzarino endowment will be used to "recruit a new senior investigator" and to "build a critical mass of researchers to work on new drugs."

 

Miller also told The Arizona Republic that the new researcher would contribute to Mayo's efforts with TGen and ASU.

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