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Hopkins to tackle cancer with $90 million bequest

Hopkins to tackle cancer with $90 million bequest

Johns Hopkins University scientists will share in one of the largest one-time philanthropic gifts for cancer research ever made, $540 million aimed at preventing and curing the disease, officials are scheduled to announce today.

The $90 million marked for Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center — among the biggest donations for the center and the university — will help researchers build on pioneering work identifying the genetic mutations responsible for cancers.

The money comes from the New York-based based Ludwig Cancer Research, an organization named for the late shipping tycoon Daniel K. Ludwig. His fortune was first used to establish an international network of cancer researchers in...