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March 29, 2016 — Weekly News

Bloomberg, others give Hopkins $125 million for cancer research

Research into immunotherapy, which cancer experts are calling the most promising approach in decades, will get a big boost Tuesday when Michael Bloomberg and other philanthropists announce $125 million in donations to Johns Hopkins University for a new institute focused solely on the therapy and accelerated breakthroughs for patients.

Michael Bloomberg, the businessman, philanthropist and former New York mayor, will donate $50 million, as will Sidney Kimmel, a philanthropist and founder of Jones Apparel Group. The institute, to be housed at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, will draw on experts in cancer, immunology, genetics, microbiology and biomedical engineering to pursue advances, Hopkins officials said.

Read more in the Washington Post & watch the announcement video here 
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