NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City said today it plans to use a $75 million donation to expand its molecular oncology, genomics, and personalized cancer research and clinical programs, and to unify its core research activities into one center.

The Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center, named after the foundation that provided the $75 million gift, will focus on research into precision medicine techniques and then translating those discoveries into patient care.

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