NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health and Science University said today that it has received a challenge pledge of $500 million to kick off a fundraising campaign to raise $1 billion to fund the cancer research center.

The funding from Nike Co-founder and Chairman Phil Knight and his wife Penny Knight was pledged to encourage others to help OHSU hit the $1 billion goal over the next two years.

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