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2014-07-28 12:28:42

Largest private donation to date puts ambitious campaign over $400 million mark in record time PORTLAND, Ore., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oregon Health & Science University's Knight Cancer Institute has received a $100 million gift to fuel its ambitious vision to stop cancer in its tracks. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140725/130463 A donor, who wishes to remain unnamed, pledged the funds as part of OHSU's unprecedented $1 billion campaign to support the Knight...

2009-09-24 09:01:00

Brian Druker, M.D., to Keynote Event Honoring Jeffrey Sachs, Barry Bloom NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Prix Galien USA committee, comprised of 11 individuals including seven Nobel Laureates, will host its third annual gala awards ceremony at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on September 30. Charlie Rose will again emcee the gala event, which will feature a keynote presentation by Dr. Brian Druker, whose award-winning research and inspiring...

2008-10-29 15:00:27

Oregon Health & Science University today announced that Philip H. and Penny Knight have pledged to give $100 million to the OHSU Cancer Institute. The Nike founder's gift - the largest in the history of OHSU - represents a critical step toward achieving the cancer institute's ambitious goal to make Oregon's cancer death rate the lowest in the nation. In recognition of the transformational impact the donors' generosity will have on the treatment of cancer, OHSU will rename its cancer...

2006-12-06 18:02:44

By ED SUSMAN After five years of treatment nearly 90 percent of leukemia patients treated with Gleevec are still alive -- an outcome barely conceivable before the drug was discovered. The Gleevec story truly is a triumph of science over disease, Brian Druker, the lead investigator of the studies with the anti-cancer drug, told United Press International Wednesday. Druker, professor of medicine at the Oregon Health and Sciences University Cancer Center in Portland, said, The results we...

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