Johns Hopkins Shares in Major Cancer Research Gift

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Photo via Cornell Medicine
Photo via Cornell Medicine

For 34 years, Johns Hopkins spent more on research than any other university in the country, amounting to $2.106 billion in 2012 alone. And now you can add to that the $90  million that the university’s Kimmel Cancer Center just received as part of a massive half-billion gift from Ludwig Cancer Research.

Hopkins scientists at the Kimmel Center have received Ludwig money before; in 2006, they used a $20 million gift from the foundation to create one of the first genomic maps of cancer.

This time around, the gift — which totals $540 million — is shared between Hopkins, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, the University of Chicago, and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Kenneth Kinzler, Hopkins professor of oncology, says that the center’s current research focuses on early detection and prevention of cancer; the money will be used to further these projects. It will also count toward Johns Hopkins’ massive fundraising goal ($4.5 billion by the end of 2017).



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