The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has announced a ten-year, $50 million pledge from the Pap Corps Champions for Cancer Research in support of research in cancer epigenetics, cancer control, and tumor biology.
The funding will help fund the recruitment of more than two dozen cancer experts, scientists, and researchers as well a laboratory expansion and new research technology. The gift also will help advance the center toward its goal of being named a National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Center; there is only one such facility in the state of Florida.
A major renovation and expansion of the facility is expected to begin next year. The new center will be named after the Pap Corps Campus.
"Sylvester's focus and commitment to finding more effective treatments for cancer patients in South Florida has consistently aligned...with our mission and this is what has driven and sustained our partnership to this day," said Pap Corps president Linda Moses. "And it is precisely Sylvester's and the University of Miami's bold vision...that ensures our partnership will continue for many years to come."