Cancer Philanthropy, Wall Street-Style

This ain’t your father’s cancer philanthropy. This ain’t some namby-pamby Race for the Cure-style charity outfit. This is cancer philanthropy, Wall Street-style. The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance is less than eight months old, and already making bold grants.
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Is Collaboration the Key to Success? The Adelsons Sure Think So.

Today's medical research world too often pits scientist against each other and prevents collaboration that could speed up breakthroughs. That's why Miriam and Sheldon Adelson have sunk tens of millions of dollars into a very different model.
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Jeff Bezos Is Getting Behind Immunotherapy In a Bigger Way

In 2009, Bezos gave the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center a $10 million challenge gift to expand the use of immunotherapy for breast, ovarian, and prostate cancers. Now he's giving twice that much, the biggest Bezos gift yet, to expand on this research to take on lung, ovarian, pancreatic, and colon cancers.
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$540M for Cancer Research: Where it Came From and Where it’s Going

The latest $540 million gift from one billionaire’s estate has brought the trust’s total philanthropy for cancer research to $2.5 billion. One of the largest single contributions to fighting the disease, funds will yield flexible, ongoing support for six of the nation’s top research universities—each with its own focus for preventing and treating cancer—at a time when many are struggling to maintain their funding.

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