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USC-Rebels With a Cause

A Transformative Gift for Transformative Medicine

At a fundraising gala for the USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine on May 11, the Oracle founder announced he is donating $200 million towards the opening of a new cancer research center, called the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC. The Institute will be the first of its kind, offering a multidisciplinary approach to cancer research, and creating a bold new model to fight this devastating disease.

 

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Marc and Lynne Benioff give $20 million to support research and treatment innovations to fight cancer

Marc and Lynne Benioff announced their visionary $20 million gift toward the construction of the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC. “Cancer has deeply impacted our family and too many other families around the world,” Benioff said. “We truly believe that by empowering and funding institutions doing important cancer research we will be able to change the course of this disease.”