$250m Philanthropic Capital Infusion Launches Break Through Cancer Targeting Cures for Most Intractable Cancers

$250m Philanthropic Capital Infusion Launches Break Through Cancer Targeting Cures for Most Intractable Cancers

One of the largest gifts, even in support of cancer research, $250 million thanks to Mr. and Mrs. William H. Goodwin, Jr., their family, and the estate of William Hunter Goodwin III just helped create the Break Through Cancer foundation, designed to find new solutions to the most challenging cancers. Led by the cancer-fighting MD Anderson Cancer Center, other research groups will join the initiative, including the top cancer centers of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The overall effort, led by Tyler Jacks, Ph.D., Founding Director of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, will focus initially on historically highly challenging cancer types from pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, glioblastoma to acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).

The initial programs established research teams guided by an external scientific advisory board of cancer experts as teams organized to investigate new approaches and hopefully cure these dangerous cancers will receive considerable sums of research dollars.

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