The Legacy Health Foundation receives a $5 million grant


DetlevBoisonLab2storycenter   Cancer researchers are imagining a day when patients can be treated within days based on their own biology and make up of their cancer cells. 
   The Wayne D. Kuni and Joan E. Kuni Foundation pledged a gift of $5 million to the Legacy Health Foundation to further this type of research. 
   "Funding early stage research is absolutely crucial to continuing the momentum of discovery that we are experiencing in the field of cancer treatment," said Angela Hult, president of the Kuni Foundation.
   "Philanthropy has a unique opportunity - and responsibility - to explore the tributaries of 'what if' and we are thrilled to collaborate with Legacy Research on their cutting-edge discoveries that would change the landscape for patients and their families," she said.
   Legacy's researchers are developing a creative approach to fighting cancer that targets personalized therapy and works at the metabolic level to kill cancer cells.
   "Take findings in the laboratory and transforming it to medical care - that's what the Legacy Research Institute does best," says Joe Frascella, Ph.D., vice president, Legacy Research Institute. "Philanthropy is a vital spark for innovation."
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