NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of California, San Diego said yesterday that it will use a $1 million donation to fund its new Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy, an initiative of the UCSD Moores Cancer Center and UCSD Health System.

The $1 million gift is from San Diego philanthropists Joan and Irwin Jacobs.

The new center is headed by Director Razelle Kurzrock, who was recruited to UCSD last year from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and whose work has focused on using personalized, molecular approaches in clinical trials.

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