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University of Chicago gets $90M for cancer inquiry

Published: Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 11:45 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO (AP) — University of Chicago cancer researchers have received a $90 million gift to support their work.

The university announced the donation Monday to its Ludwig Center. It's part of a $540 million contribution from Ludwig Cancer Research to six institutions.

Monday's gift adds to the endowments established in 2006 to create the Ludwig Centers at each institution, bringing Ludwig's total funding at these institutions to $900 million. Ludwig's global contribution to advancing cancer research is now $2.5 billion.

University of Chicago researchers will use the money for research on metastasis, the process by which cancer cells spread from a primary tumor to other parts of the body.

The other recipients are Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Stanford University.

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