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Family Donates $10 Million To Duke For Cancer Research

Posted October 19, 2005 11:19 a.m. EDT

— Cancer research gets a multimillion-dollar boost at Duke University Medical Center.

The school received a $10 million gift from the family of Preston Tisch, chairman of the financial company Loews.

Half of the money will fund research into tumor-fighting drugs. The other $5 million will be used to recruit cancer researchers to Duke.

In recognition, Duke's Brain Tumor Center will be renamed in Tisch's honor.