Research on Cancer Genetics Plays Large Role in New Research Institute at Penn | GenomeWeb

PHILADELPHIA--A significant portion of a $100 million gift to the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center that was announced last month will be used to fund genetic research, according to the school's president. The pledge, which officials called the single largest contribution ever for research at a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, came from former U.S. Healthcare chairman Leonard Abramson and his wife Madlyn, a breast cancer survivor. The money will be used to found the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute.

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