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Dome - Cancer Center Gifts to Boost Care

Dome July/August 2014

Cancer Center Gifts to Boost Care

Date: July 8, 2014

Gifts fund outpatient oncology building and bladder cancer institute.

Two gifts to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center will strengthen delivery of care and efforts to advance science. The first is a $65 million donation to construct a building for outpatient oncology treatment. Named in memory of a Maryland mutual fund investment leader and philanthropist treated at Johns Hopkins for pancreatic cancer, the Skip Viragh Center for Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Research and Patient Care will serve as the primary entry point for cancer care on the East Baltimore campus. Scheduled to open in 2017, the new facility will accommodate all medical oncology patient consultations and clinics. Imaging services will also be available.

The second gift is a $15 million pledge from Baltimore-area commercial real estate developer Erwin Greenberg and his wife, Stephanie Cooper Greenberg, to create the Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute. It is the largest designated bladder cancer research gift ever made to Johns Hopkins. Part of a $45 million coinvestment with The Johns Hopkins University, the institute aims to advance understanding of, prevent and treat the most common genitourinary cancer in adults. The institute will begin operations in the fall.

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