The Daily Pennsylvanian
On Monday, more than 250 people gathered at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for the Abramson Cancer Centers annual state of the union event to discuss the centers progress to the community. This year, however, was particularly marked by a recent donation from the centers 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
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