The Abramson Cancer Center receives $25.5M gift

May 17, 2010

The Daily Pennsylvanian

On Monday, more than 250 people gathered at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for the Abramson Cancer Center’s annual “state of the union” event to discuss the center’s progress to the community. This year, however, was particularly marked by a recent donation from the center’s namesakes.

In front of guests including Penn President Amy Gutmann, Madlyn and Leonard Abramson announced a $25.5-million gift to the center, adding to their contribution totaling over $140 million.

Abramson Cancer Center Director Craig Thompson said faculty, leadership council members of the Cancer Center, Penn School of Medicine graduate students and training post-doctoral students, as well as other members of the Penn community attended the event. Apart from the announcement of the donation, the event included an overview of the cancer center, as well as discussions of current research programs targeting brain cancer, lung cancer, melanoma, pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer... read more

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